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War Card Game



If the two cards played are of equal value, then there is a "war".[1] Both players place the next card from their pile face down and then another card face-up. The owner of the higher face-up card wins the war and adds all the cards on the table to the bottom of their deck. If the face-up cards are again equal then the battle repeats with another set of face-down/up cards. This repeats until one player's face-up card is higher than their opponent's.[1]




War Card Game



Most descriptions of War are unclear about what happens if a player runs out of cards during a war.[1] In some variants, that player immediately loses. In others, the player may play the last card in their deck as their face-up card for the remainder of the war or replay the game from the beginning.[1]


War can also be played by multiple people. Each player in a three-player game receives 17 cards, while each person in a four-player game receives 13. Each player must simultaneously reveal their card, just like in the two-player version. If the highest cards played are tied, they will go to war. All players, including those who are not tied, will play one face-down card and the following face-up card. The person who has the highest card at the end of the war obtains all of the cards that have been played. [1] When a player runs out of cards, they are eliminated and are no longer in the game. The game will continue until one player has collected all of the cards. [1]


Game designer Greg Costikyan has observed that since there are no choices in the game, and all outcomes are random, it cannot be considered a game by some definitions.[2] However, the rules often do not specify in which order the cards should be returned to the deck. If they are returned in a non-random order, the decision of putting one card before another after a victory can change the overall outcome of the game.[3] The effects of such decisions are more visible with smaller size decks as it is easier for a player to card count; however the decisions can still affect gameplay if taken in standard decks.


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War is a very simple card game for two players. Much like real war it's incredibly long and pointless. It's mostly a kids game, since it relies exclusively on luck of the draw. Like most card games it has plenty of regional variations, but the rules used on this site are the standard rules from Wikipedia. The game is played as follows:


My son taught me this game a few years ago when we lived in Denmark. It's named "Krig" over there, which is just the literal translation of War. A number of people have requested it over the years, so I decided to do it now. It's a very simple game, there's nothing but luck involved, no logic or anything. I do realize this, so you don't have to email me telling me about it :). Still, kids like it and it was simple to make since I didn't have to code any smarts into the opponent, so here it is! I've tried to add in a few effects and stuff to make it a little more interesting, but at its core it's just an extremely simple and repetitive game!


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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then youshould wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more


War uses a standard 52-card deck. Shuffle the cards sufficiently before playing, especially if the deck is brand new. Either player can be the dealer or a third person. Deal cards back and forth so that each player has 26 cards. Do not look at your cards.


To play, count down from 3 and flip cards at the same time so that they are face up. Only flip the top card, no peaking! Other cards must remain secret. The player with the higher card wins and collects both cards, returning the cards to the bottom of their personal deck. If players flip the same card, the war begins.


A war in a three or four player game: If there is a 3 or 4 person tie for highest card, each player places a single card face-down followed by a single card face-up. The player who has the highest card wins. If it results in another tie, follow the rules previously stated and another war shall commence.


Some variations include Jokers in the deck, they are considered the highest card that beats all others, including the variation Steal War, developed by Gary Philippy and Hayes Ruberti.


Once a card is played you lose the opportunity to steal, however, you may choose to play and not steal. You may choose to play if you have a greater opportunity of winning a war rather than stealing a small pile.


If the same rank of card is flipped, then a war begins. To complete a war each player will deal three more cards to the center play area face down, and after those are dealt will deal a final 4th card face up. These two cards are compared and a winner is declared, the winner will collect all 10 cards and place them at the bottom of their deck. If the 4th card that is flipped is also the same rank for both players, then 3 additional cards are dealt face down and an 8th card is flipped to determine a winner. This continues until a clear winner is found.


After another Round of play, both sides count the number of battle points on all their face-up cards. The player with the most points wins that Turn and takes (captures) the enemy cards (Defender wins ties). Players then switch Attacker and Defender roles for the next Turn.


The solo system uses a series of tables which create the hand for the solo bot as well as set the strategy for the solo bot depending on whether the bot is on offensive or defensive. A handy flow chart is used to show how the solo bot will attempt to link its cards for maximum effect.


The solo system makes for a very difficult opponent but I won 2 out of the four solo games I played prior to writing this review. I won as both the Central Powers and the Entente so the solo game is well balanced.


Although I did not have the chance to play the War of the Worlds expansion which is included with the base game, it looks like a blast. Who in the world would not like to put a stop to the dastardly Martian plans?


Also note that the cards also contain the usual card suits and symbols so not only do you get a World War I card game, but you can also use the cards as playing cards for games like Black Jack or Poker!


A professional opportunity and several personal tragedies (family deaths) dragged out the development of the game well past 2018 and beyond the end of the World War One commemoration. (You can read about The Great War 100th anniversary exhibit that consumed most of my time in 2018.)


1) It took a lot longer to finish developing the game when I decided to add solitaire play. Originally it was just going to be a 2-player card game. It was like designing another completely separate game.


Mark Schumann designed the card layouts and icons, and Daniel Zillion colorized the historical photos and updated the cards from playtesting feedback. These two graphic artists worked with me on some of my previous games and on World War One Illustrated magazine.


Craig Robertson, who worked with me at 1A Games developing the Next Wave version of the Tide of Iron board game, was editor/proofreader and created the War of the Worlds expansion for TGW. (Yes, there is an expansion in which the Martians have landed, a tip of the hat to H.G. Wells who, in addition to writing classic science fiction, wrote Little Wars, the first commercially published set of wargame rules, published on the eve of the Great War.)


In War of the Ring - The Card Game, up to 4 players compete in two teams, the Shadow against the Free Peoples, each player using a specific and different card deck representing the strengths and weaknesses of the different factions involved in the war.


During the game, players will take turns playing cards representing the characters, armies, items, and events of the War of the Ring. Each card they play will help or hinder the journey of the Fellowship as it progresses on its Path; or be used to defend or conquer the strongholds of Middle-earth, as they fight to control the new Battleground cards activated in each round.


An Old Mermaid card can also be played at any time as it matches any color. The player who plays the card will choose the current color. When you play an Old Mermaid in this way though you will have to draw five cards from the draw pile.


When a player chooses to Go Fish they will choose one of the other players. They will ask the chosen player if they have a card that matches the current card on the play pile. If the player has a matching card (including Crazy 8 and Old Mermaid cards) they must give it to the current player. If the player has two or more matching cards they can choose which of the matching cards to give the other player. When the player receives the card they will play it immediately. If the card was a Crazy 8 or an Old Mermaid the player will get to choose the current color. If it is an Old Mermaid the player will also have to draw five cards from the draw pile. 350c69d7ab


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