How to Play War

Introduction: War is a popular and easy-to-play card game that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It is a great way to pass the time and requires no special skills or equipment other than a standard deck of playing cards. In this game, players try to collect all the cards by winning battles against their opponents. Here are the rules and instructions for playing War.

Number of Players: War can be played with two or more players, but it is best with two. It can also be played solo where the player competes against themselves to get the highest card in the deck.

Objective: The objective of War is to collect all the cards by winning battles against the other players.

Card Rankings: In War, the cards are ranked in the following order from highest to lowest: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

Setting Up the Game: To set up the game, first, remove all the Jokers from the deck. Next, shuffle the deck and deal all the cards evenly among the players in a clockwise direction. It is okay if some players have one more card than others.


  1. Each player takes their top card from their pile and places it face-up in the center. The player with the highest card wins the battle and takes all the cards played in that round.
  2. If two or more players play the same high card, then it is a tie, and the cards go in the center. The players then play three face-down cards, and the fourth card is placed face-up. The player with the highest fourth card takes all the cards in the center.
  3. In the event of another tie, repeat the process until there is a winner.
  4. The game continues in this manner until one player has all the cards, and that player is declared the winner of the game.

Special Rules:

  1. If a player runs out of cards during a battle, they are out of the game.
  2. If a player runs out of cards during a tie-breaker round, they must draw one card from the bottom of their pile and play it face-up. If their card is lower than their opponents’, they are out of the game.
  3. If a player runs out of cards, they may re-enter the game if a player wins a round with an Ace or King. The player with no cards must take part in the next round.
  4. If a player has an odd number of cards, they may choose whether to place the last card face-up or face-down in a tie-breaker round.

Conclusion: War is a simple, yet entertaining card game that is perfect for a quick play session or a long gaming night with friends and family. It is easy to learn, and the element of luck makes it fun for players of all ages. So gather your deck of cards and get ready to battle your opponents in the game of War!

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