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Snap! Screenshot from video: How to Play Snap by Nick Richards for About.com
The card game 'Snap' is an easy game to learn as the basic version does not have many rules. It is a fantastic first game for children because its main purpose is to match like cards. The player who ends up with all the cards wins the game.
For young players, play the game slowly until the child gets to know how to play the game.
One standard deck of playing cards
Two players minimum
Determine who will deal the cards - either by tossing a coin and claiming 'Heads' or 'Tails' or by each player drawing a card - the player with the highest card winning the deal
Dealing the cards to play 'Snap' Screenshot from video: How to Play Snap by Nick Richards for About.com
Cards are dealt as evenly as possible between players
Players cards are face down so no one can see the cards
Watching to 'Snap'. Screenshot from video: How to Play Snap by Nick Richards for About.com
Players have turns flipping their top cards so they can be seen
If the card values match, the first person to place their hands on the pile of upturned cards as they call out 'Snap'. The player who does this wins the pile of upturned cards.
If the person has made a mistake with the 'Snap' call, they have to deal a card from their own pack to each of the other players.
Keep going until one person has won all the cards.
Learn to Play Snap
Check out this great explanation of How to Play Snap by Nick Richards for About.com