If you are like me then you might prefer to play strategy games without the random chance of the roll of dice or the shuffling of cards. Games like Chess or Checkers. But a deck of playing cards is a lot more portable than a board game. So I created a no shuffling card game where every player starts out with an even opportunity of winning. I call it "Prediction" because each player tries to predict what their opponent will do.
How To Play
The Deck: A standard 52 card deck is used.
Number of Players: 2 to 4 players with 1 deck or 5 to 8 players with 2 decks
Rank of Cards: Ace (High), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 (Low)
Objective: The objective of the game is to get the highest score by winning the most number of tricks. Each trick is worth 1 point. The game ends when one player scores 50 or more points. The game is called "Prediction" because each player tries to predict what card the other players will lay down. Predicting the cards becomes easier when there are fewer tricks left.
Dealing: First sort the cards in the deck by suit. Then give one entire 13 card suit to each player. Each player should keep his cards hidden from the other players.
I hope you enjoy playing the game. You might discover that trying to predict things can be very difficult.
Copyright 2020 Jeff Baker