Odds and Evens

Ages:  6 -12 years old
Number of players:  2  
Materials: Deck of cards
Skill Practice:  Number types, addition

Goal:  To gather all of the cards

Number Value of Cards:     

  • Ace = 1 point
  • Jack = 11 points
  • Queen =12 points,
  • King = 13 points

Set up:  

  1. Each player draw a card from the deck
    1. If it is an odd number ( 3, 5, 7, 9, Jack, King) that player is designated Odd
    2. If it is an even number (2, 4, 6. 8, 10, Queen) that player is designated Even
    3. Card – Ace (1)= the amount of the ace
  2. The selected dealer passes out the remaining cards to each player so that each player has half of the deck

Rules for play:

  1. The players turn over their top card at the same time
  2. The players total the amount of the 2 cards.
  3. If the total is an odd number – the Odd player takes it.
  4. If the total is an even number the Even player takes it.
  5. If a player turns over an Ace, (worth 1 point), subtract 1 from the value of the second card.  If it is odd the Odd player takes it, if it is even, the Even player takes it.
  6. Play continues until one player has captured all of the cards.