A game that calls for quick reflexes and is tremendously popular with young children, the basic objective of the game is to acquire all the cards through the task of matching pairs.
This game can be played by a large group of individuals, ranging from a minimum of two to a maximum of twelve.
A standard pack of 52 playing cards are to be used in this game, however, in relation to children some individuals can choose to use cards that have images on them i.e. animals or cars.
The chosen Dealer shuffles the 52 card pack, and then deals out the cards one by one until all the cards are gone. The players should keep their dealt cards in a face down pile in front of them.
Beginning from the left of the dealer and moving in a clockwise motion, players should pick the top card of their facedown deck, and place it upright beside their original cards for everyone to see.
After the first player has placed their card then the next does the same, this goes on until, a matching pair is created and when this happens the first to yell out “snap” wins and takes the accumulated pile of cards and subsequently adds it to the bottom of their own pile.
- This carries on until an overall winner emerges, which eventuates by a player acquiring the whole 52 deck of cards, via there apt ability to yell out “SNAP.
- If in an event of a tie occurs, where two or more individual yell out snap at the same time, a snap pot is created. The tied individuals combine their face up, cards and place it in the middle of the table. When an overturned card matches this snap pot the first individual to slap their hand down on it and yell out “snap pot” wins the snap pot. If there is another tie while there is a pre-existing snap pot, then the tied players face up cards are added also to the “snap pot” pile.
- In the case of a false snap or snap pot i.e. if a player yells out snap where there is not a matching pair, the offending player must add one of their face down cards to the player on their right.
- Game play should be fast, which will heighten the suspense of the game and make the ability to spot a pair more difficult.