Concentration has been a long time favorite game. It requires observation and a good memory to be successful. Although the game is designed so two players play against each other it can also be played by a single player.
Object of the Game
What You'll Need
Setting Up the Game
Decide who will go first. Customarily the youngest players starts the game.
Playing the Game
The player then selects another card and turns it over. If the two cards are a matching pair for example two sixes then they take the two cards and start their stack. The player who just picked the matching cards goes again.
If the cards are not a match they are turned back over and it is now the next players turn.
The next player turns over their first card. If it is a match for one of the cards the previous player turned over then they try to remember where that matching card was and flip it. If they are successful at making a match they place the cards in their stack and choose their next card.
If they do not make a match they flip the cards back over and play continues to the next player.
Play continues in this fashion until all the cards are played.
A players turn is not over until they are unsuccessfully at matching a pair.
Winning the Game
Did you know that playing cards are believed to have originated in ancient China?
Did you know that the earliest board games discovered are more than 3,500 years old?