War (Card Game) + Variations

War (Card Game) + Variations

A twist (or two) to a classic card game.  Can be played with regular playing cards.

If playing with regular cards, remove tens and face cards.  A great way to reinforce place value!

If you don't feel like separating the cards, children can add the value of the two cards flipped (all face cards=10; or jack=11, queen=12, king=13).  Child with the larger total collects the cards.

Can also subtract or multiply the numbers from the cards flipped.  Added challenge: add, subtract, or multiply more than 2 cards each turn.

For middle school, try using 2 cards each turn to create the larger fraction:

fraction war

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