Last Monday, Graham – our resident card expert – came into see us again. He spent half his time with each class and we became more familiar with the game ‘Beggar my Neighbour’. The children had a fantastic time playing and got really quick at playing it. Here are a brief explanation of the rules – all you need is a pack of cards.
- Deal the whole pack – and don’t look at your cards.
- Take it in turns in a clockwise direction.
- The player after the dealer lays their top card face up.
- If you lay a ‘baby’ card, the next person has their turn. (Baby cards are the number cards).
- If you lay a picture card, the next person has to lay the equivalent number of cards on top (A = 4, K = 3, Q = 2, J = 1). If the next person lays all ‘baby’ cards then the person who laid the picture card wins the whole pile in the middle.
- If another picture card is laid, this stops it and the process begins again.
We also played a fun stand up and sit down game, that is based entirely on luck, predicting the colour of the next card shown.
Graham also set us a challenge – how many words can we make out of the word ‘bridge’ with 3 or more letters? Each letter can only be used once. Sabi went home that night and came back with 18 different words. Before we say what they are – how many can you do?