How Do You Play 2 Player Card Games Easy?

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By Eric Wilson

Playing card games is a great way to spend time with friends and family. While many card games are designed for single players or multiple players, there are some fun and easy 2 player card games that you can enjoy with just one other person. In this tutorial, we will discuss some of the best 2 player card games that you can play easily.

Slapjack

One of the most popular 2 player card games is Slapjack. To play this game, you will need a standard deck of 52 cards. The objective of the game is to win all the cards by being the first to slap each jack as it is played.

  • Shuffle the deck.
  • Deal all the cards face down, so each player has an equal number of cards.
  • Players take turns flipping over one card at a time from their pile into a central pile.
  • If a jack is flipped over, both players try to be the first to slap it with their hand. The first person to slap the jack takes all the cards in the central pile and adds them to their own pile.
  • If a player slaps any other card besides a jack, they must give one card from their own pile to their opponent.
  • The game continues until one player wins all of the cards.

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is another easy 2 player card game that requires a standard deck of 52 cards. In this game, players take turns playing cards that match either the suit or rank of the previously played card.

  • Shuffle and deal five cards each face down for both players. Place one card face-up on top of these piles and set aside remaining deck for drawing later.
  • Players take turns playing a card from their hand that matches either the suit or rank of the previously played card. For example, if the previous card played was a 7 of clubs, the player can either play any club card or any 7 card.
  • If a player cannot play a card, they must draw from the deck and skip their turn.
  • The game continues until one player has played all of their cards.

Go Fish

Go Fish is a classic 2 player card game that can be enjoyed by all ages. The objective of the game is to collect sets of four cards by asking your opponent for cards of a particular rank.

  • Shuffle and deal seven cards each face down for both players. Place remaining deck in between players to be used as draw pile.
  • Players take turns asking their opponent if they have any cards of a particular rank (e.g., “Do you have any 4s?”).

    If the opponent has any cards of that rank, they must give them to the player who asked and that player gets another turn. If not, the player must draw one card from the deck and their turn ends.

  • If a player collects four cards of a particular rank, they place those cards face up in front of them and continue playing until all sets are collected.
  • The game ends when all sets are collected. The player with the most sets at the end of the game wins.

Conclusion

These are just some examples of easy 2 player card games that you can play with friends or family. Whether you’re looking for something quick and simple or more strategic, there are many options to choose from. So grab a deck of cards and get ready to have some fun!