The War Card Game

The War Card game is one of the simplest games to learn and can be very fun. In order to play the game you need to have a standard 52 card deck and some opponents. The war rules are as follows.

The Deal

The dealer deals cards to each player until all of the cards are gone. All players many stack their cards but cannot look at them.

The Play

All players filip the top card from their deck over. The player with the highest card takes all cards that where fliped over. Then you repet.

The order of the cards from lowest to highest is

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K A.


War happens when two or more players turn over the same card. In this case all players who have the high card place 3 cards face down and 1 card face up. The player who has the higher card wins all cards on the field, including the face down cards.

If players tie at war then war is repeted again and again until someone wins.

Winning the game

War is last person standing. You win the game if you are the only one with cards.

That is all there is to the war card game, it can be pretty fun.


War is all about luck, however if you know your opponent has all the Aces don’t give up. You can still win an Ace from the face down cards during war.

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