Card game War - rules

Do you like war? And if you can't know what weapons you have when you fight? The card game War and its simple rules make you feel like a real fighter. Try your luck and collect all the cards in the deck!

Playing Cards

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Frequently asked questions

❓ How many people can play War?

Play the card game War 2 people and more.

❓ How many cards do I need for the card game War?

  • Number of cards needed: a full deck of cards. You can play with fewer cards. The important thing is that the number of cards is divisible by the number of players, so that each person gets the same number of cards.
  • Card ranks in ascending order: deuce, three of a kind, four of a kind, five of a kind, six of a kind, seven of a kind, eight of a kind, nine of a kind, ten of a kind, diamond, queen, king, ace, joker.

Preparing for the game

The dealer shall deal an equal number of cards to each player. The cards are dealt clockwise. One, three or as many cards as the players decide. The cards are dealt until the deck runs out.

Card game War - rules

Once the cards are dealt, players cannot shuffle them. Each game must be played with the card that is lying stacks of cards used Above. It is important to keep your stack closed at all times and not to look inside.

The game is played clockwise. The dealer makes the first move. He places his top card face up on the table. The other players also take their top cards and place them face up next to the one discarded by the dealer. The player with the highest ranking card wins this action. He then collects all the cards face up and places them in the a stack of used cards.

Card game War - 1 example

Stack of used cards - the cards that will be placed on the table one by one.

Spent card pile - the cards that the player cut.

Sometimes two players (or more) will discard cards of the same rank. In this case, they must start "war". The way the war is fought is by placing other cards on top of cards of the same rank. Each player places one card face down on his own card and one card face up on the other. "The person whose top card is higher in rank wins the 'war' between the two. If the top cards are the same, the war continues (the actions are similar).

When there are more than two players, a "war" can have two outcomes:

  • All the cards on the table are won by whoever wins the "war";
  • All cards on the table are taken by the player with the highest rank of the face-up card (even if that player did not participate in the "war").

At the end of the "war", the winning person collects all the cards on the table (both face up and face down) and puts them in their a stack of used cards.

Card game War - Example 2

Card game The war is over

If a player runs out of cards, he takes his a stack of used cards and mix it well. From now on, it becomes the stack of cards used.

The winner is the player who collects all the cards - the entire deck.

The video shows slightly different Rules of War