Old Maid

Unit:  Ea

Don’t get caught holding the old maid!

Old Maid is a classic children's card game for 2 or more players of almost any age. It reinforces matching skills and gets students actively participating without the need for much assistance, if any. 

How to Play

Using this specially-designed Old Maid deck, deal out cards to players (they do not have to be equal). Once all the cards are dealt, players all look at their cards to match and discard any pairs they have. Once pairs have been discarded and players are left with only individual numbers, the game starts. The player to the left of the dealer shows their cards to the person to their left, who picks one for their own hand with the object of making a pair. If no pair can be made, any card can be taken. This continues around the circle until players empty their hands. The person who is last to empty their hand will be holding a single unpaired card, called the “Old Maid”!

CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not for under 3 yrs.

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