Non-Violent, Politically-Correct War
Object: To lose all your
For Players Who Already Know
How to Play War
The Key differences
between this game and War are:
- The Joker is the lowest card in the deck—it loses
to every other card.
- When players put down cards of the same rank,
instead of having a “war” right away, they cooperate by trading decks, and
then have a war.
- The first player to get rid of all of his or her
How to Play
- Remove the blank card and the Old Bachelor card
from the deck. Shuffle the cards
and deal out the entire deck, face down to form two piles, each with half
the deck. Players may not look at
- Each player holds his or her half of the deck in
one hand, and uses the other hand to place his or her top card face up on
- The player with the higher-ranking card takes
both cards and puts them face up on the table in a pile. Aces are the highest-ranking cards,
followed by King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, Joker. All suits have the same rank (i.e. the
King of Love is the same as the King of Piece.)
- Players continue to flip over and capture cards
until they have no more cards in their hands. They pick up their own face-up piles, shuffle them, and
continue to play.
- When two cards tie (i.e. they have the same
rank,) one player hands all the cards in his or her hand to the other
player, and takes all the cards in the other player’s had. Players then place their top three
cards face down on the table, and the next card face up on the table. The player with the higher-ranking
face-up card flips over the ace-down cards, then places all the cards (the
cards that tied, the face-down cards, and the final face-up card) in his
or her pile.
- The game ends when one player had no more cards.
This game includes one blank
card to replace lost or damaged cards, or to make a personal wild card (for
example, draw a picture of a friend, which becomes the strongest or weakest