Digit Game

Ages: 6 years old and up
Number of Players: 2
Materials: Deck of Cards
Skill Practice: Number Recognition, Place Value, Concept of higher/lower

Goal: To create the largest number possible with the digit represented on the cards.  The player who collects all the cards wins.

Specific Card Value:

  • Ace = 1
  • Jack = 11
  • Queen = 12
  • King = 13

Set up:

  1. The dealer  passes out the cards to each player one at a time, face down
  2. The players stack their cards face down into a pile
  3. The players need to determine if they will make 2 digit numbers or 3 digit numbers.

Rules for play:

  1. At the same time, the players turn over 2 (or 3 cards).
  2. The players arrange the numbers in order to form the largest number they can make with the cards. For example, if a player lays down a 9 and a 2, the higher number that player can make is 92.  If a player lays down a 10 and a 3, the highest number that player can make is 310, a King and an Ace would be 131.
  3. The players compare their numbers.
  4. The player who made the largest number gets the cards played for that hand.
  5. The player who collects the most cards wins the game.