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How to play Stealing Bundles Card Game

Stealing Bundles

Children love stealing cards from other players so there’s a good chance your children will enjoy this game of stealing bundles.

Number of Players: 2 - 4
Age Range: 6+
Instructions:  Each player is dealt four cards, which are kept separate and face-down. Then, another row of four cards is dealt face-up in the centre of the table. The rest of the cards are put aside.
The player to the left of the dealer has first turn. In each turn he does one of three things.

  1. If he has a card which has the same colour symbol as any of those in the centre, he can “steal” the centre card (or cards) and put it face-up with his own, in front of him, in a stack. This is his “bundle”. If he wins more cards in future turns, they all go onto the top of this bundle, with only the top card showing.
  2. If he has a card which has the same colour symbol as the top card in someone else’s “bundle”, he can steal their entire bundle!
  3. If he has no cards which match the central ones or another’s bundle, he “trails”, putting one of his own cards face-up in the centre.
    When everyone has played all four of their original cards, they are dealt four new ones and the game continues. The centre cards are only dealt at the start and are not replaced.
    When all the cards have been dealt and played, the player with the most cards in their bundle wins

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