for 1 or more players


Memory cards


Find the most pairs of matching cards

Game setup

1. Carefully punch the cards out of the cardboard sheet.
2. mix and spread the cards picture side down on a flat surface.
3. Form the cards into rows.

Game play

1. Youngest player goes first. Players take turns, to the left turning any two cards picture-side-up. The cards must be turned over completely, so that all players can see them.

A match: A player makes a match if the two cards turned picture-side-up are identical. When a match is mad,e the player takes both cards and places them in front of him or her. That player then takes another turn and continues taking turns until he or she misses.

A miss: a player misses if the two cards turned over are not identical. When a player misses, he or she turns the two cards picture-side-down again, in the same place. That player's turn ends-- and all players try to rememebr which cards were turned over, for future matches.

2. The game conitnues until all cards have been matched and removed from the playing area. All players count up their matching pairs.

Who wins:

The player who has the most pairs of matching cards wins.

Solo play:

This is excellent practice for developing concentration and memory skills. Just set up the game as described above using any number of pairs and count eh number of turns it takes you to match them all. Try to improve, with each game you play.