Go Fish (card game)

Go Fish (card game)

About Go Fish (card game)

Go Fish (also Goldfish or simply Fish) is a simple card game. It is usually played by two to five players, although it can be played with up to ten. Using a standard 52-card deck, five cards are dealt to each player, or seven if there are four or fewer. The remaining card pack is shared between the players, usually sprawled out in a non-orderly pile referenced as the 'ocean' or 'pool'. The player whose turn it is to play asks another player for his or her cards of a particular rank. For example, 'Bim, do you have any threes?' The player who is asking must have at least one card of the rank he asked for in his hand. The recipient of the request must then hand over a card of that rank, if he has any. If the recipient of the request has none, he tells the player to 'go fish,' and the player draws a card from the pool and ends his turn. If the player receives the card he wanted (through either means), he may take another turn.

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