War is a simple card game for two players with the objective of finishing with all cards. Players compare their top cards, with the higher rank taking both. In case of a tie, a war occurs where players place additional cards face down and another face up, with the higher rank taking all cards. A table of card values can help children learn the game. It is important to agree on whether Ace is high or low before starting.
War is an easy card game that even very young children can play. The objective of War is to finish with all cards. The required knowledge is the order of the rank of the cards and the ability to count. Since some people play War Ace High and others play Ace Low, it is important to agree before starting.
How to play card game war?
The war game is usually played with two players, although some people vary it and play with more players. A single deck of cards, with the jokers removed, is shuffled and dealt to the two players, one at a time in a face down pile, so that each has 26 cards.
Both players turn over their top card. They determine which card has a higher rank, and that player takes both cards, placing them face down on the bottom of their deck. If the cards have the same value, it doesn’t matter what it is, there is a war.
If there is a war, each player takes the next card from their deck and places it face down on their warring card, and follows it up with a face-up card. The now top face up cards are compared and the higher ranked card wins, taking all cards in both war piles. If the war cards are of the same rank, another war is fought right on top of the previous one, with one card face down and another card face up on each pile, and the winner takes all cards in the war piles.
Teaching children to play card games war
To help children learn the game, a simple table of card values can be placed next to them to help them remember. Depending on how you choose how to place the ace, it would look like one of these lists:
A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A
If they’re not sure which card wins, you can ask them to count from one and see which number comes first.