Go Boom is an excellent game for the younger children who are just learning to play card games. It only requires the ability to match cards. Go Boom also known as Dig only requires players to be able to match suits to play. If children already know how to match numbers a brief explanation of suits may be needed.
Standard deck of 52 cards
2 two 7 players
Table or other flat surface with enough seating for all players
Setting up the Game
Players each arrange their cards in order from highest to lowest regardless of suit. In this game Aces are high.
Object of the Game
Playing the Game
Once each player has had a turn the round is over.
Once the round is over the dealer clears all the face up cards from the center and places them off to the side. The player who played the highest card in the previous round starts the next round by placing a card face up in the center next to the face down pile. In the event of a tie the player who first played the highest card starts the next round.
Play continues round after round until one player is out of cards. As that player tosses their last card on the face up pile they announce "Boom!" signaling the end of the game.
Be aware that as players get caught up in the excitement of the game and the realization that they have been beat they may have a tendency to toss their cards in an explosive manner upon hearing "Boom!".
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?