Family Vacation Games: Snap

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Family Vacation Games: Snap

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Family Vacation Games: Snap

Have you ever played snap? Playing Snap is very simple and will provide hours of laughs for you and your friends or family on Mayne Island.

This game is for two or more players and is commonly played in Britain and North America, amongst other countries. The skills required are accurate observation and quick reactions.

You will need:

Cards: Standard deck of 52 cards. Two decks can be used for more than three player

Set up:

Snap is suitable for from two to about six players.

A standard 52-card pack is used.

How to play:

Choose a card dealer. This player deals all the cards around the group until there are no cards left. Some players may have more cards than others, but this is okay. Players do not look at their cards but keep them face down in individual stacks.

To begin, the player to the left of the dealer turns his top card over and places it face up next to his own pile. The next player does the same.

This continues until a player notices that two cards on top of the face up piles are the same, such as two jacks or two sixes. The first player to notice and shout out “snap!” receives all cards in both of the matched piles and adds them to the bottom of his face down pile. The game continues with a new player turning a card over.

When two players shout “Snap!” at the same time, the two piles are combined and placed in the center of the table face up. These cards form a “Snap Pot.”

Play continues where it left off with the player to the left of the last player who turned over a card. If a player spots a card that matches the card on top of the Snap Pot, they shout “Snap Pot!” and win all of those cards.

During the game, if a player runs out of cards in their face-down pile, the cards in the face up pile are turned down and the player continues to play.