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Lucky 13

This game gives practice with addition and subtraction.

  • 2-4 players
  • A deck of cards
  • Pencil and paper for scoring
  • Remove Kings and Queens
  • Jack = 0 / Ace = 1

1. Each player is dealt 4 cards from the deck.

2. From these 4 cards each player picks two cards which, when added together, produce a sum as close to 13 as possible. Next, subtract to find out how far it is from 13.

Each player records the difference as their score.

Ex: Player 1 chooses 5 + 9, the closest to 13. The difference between 14 and 13 is 1. Player 1 records 1 point.

  • After each player has a turn, cards are put in a pile and are dealt four new cards.
  • After 5 rounds, the players add their points for each round.
  • The person with the lowest score wins.
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