# GET 'R DONE CARD GAME

**PURPOSE OF THE GAME:** To give children practice time adding, subtracting and multiplying numbers in order to memorize the math facts in a **FUN** way.

**OBJECT OF THE GAME:** To avoid the number the dealer determines for the final score.

**NEEDED:** 2 packs of playing cards. Remove Jokers, Kings, Queens and Jacks for each deck. The Jokers, Kings, Queens, Jacks make up deck #1. The remaining cards make up the deck #2. Cards values are what the card is. A 2 card counts 2 points. A 10 card counts 10 points. The values of deck #1 are:

**#1 Deck** |
**Operation** |

Jokers | Wild |

Kings | Multiplication |

Queens | Subtraction |

Jacks | Addition |

**STARTING THE GAME:** The dealer determines the amount of the final total. It must be over 50 and less than 100. The dealer then deals 5 cards to each player from the #2 deck, turns one up and places in the center of the table. Dealer also shuffles the #1 deck, turns one up in the center of the table. Both decks are now in the middle of the table.

**THE PLAY:** The dealer determines that the number they are going to play to is 68. The first player to the right of the dealer goes first. Whatever the card from #1 deck is will tell the players what they need to do during that round. The player will lay a card from their hand and announce the score while the card is played. The player will then draw a replacement card from #2 pile and the play goes to the next player.

**FOR EXAMPLE:** The card in the number 1 pile is a queen. The card in the #2 pile facing up is a 5. The first player plays a 6 so she announces, 6-5=1. She draws a card from the #2 pile. The next player picks a 10 from their hand and announces; 10-1 =9. He draws a replacement card from the #2 pile and the next player plays. This continues around the table until the dealer has finished his hand. AT that time, the dealer turns over a new card in pile #1 before the next round starts.

The first player to **Get 'R Done** (hit the selected number), **LOSES**.

## OTHER RULES:

- If the #1 card is a queen (subtraction), then the smallest number is always subtracted from the largest number.
**FOR EXAMPLE:** A 6 is showing on the pile. The player is going to play a 7. The player would say 7-6=1. IF the 7 would have been on the pile and the player had a 6 to play then the player would say 7-6=1.

- If a player can’t play any cards in their hand, they forfeit their turn.

- A player
**MUST** play if they have a play. A player can never pass because they don’t want to play a card that might cause them to lose.

## VARIATION

Deal 5 cards from deck #2 to each player and 2 cards from deck #1 to each player. The play would be the same as the original game with this twist: Anyone (when it is their turn) could play a card from their hand that is a joker, king, queen or jack and a number card.

**FOR EXAMPLE:** The total in pile 2 is 67. The next player cannot go over 68 or he loses. However the card in pile #1 is a jack which is an addition card. Any number card the player uses will put him over 68. However, he does have a queen which means he can play it and a number card. He elects to play the queen from his hand and his ace. This takes the total from 67-1=66. The new number is now 66. The next play will be able to play any card because 66-10=56. Any card from the #1 pile that is played is not replaceable. Therefore these cards become very valuable cards towards the end of the round.

## ANOTHER VARIATION

Don’t separate the cards. Play until the selected number is reached. Whomever goes over first, loses. Every time a card is played, the player replaces it with a card from the deck.

**FOR YOUNGER PLAYERS:**

Only play with the queens as subtraction and the jacks as addition cards. Also have a small white board where they can write down the numbers to be added or subtracted.

**NOTE:** Let children that are learning their math facts use a number line, small white board, or paper to help them add or subtract the numbers. Unless the child has dyscalculia I strongly suggest not using a calculator.

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