DELUXE PAIRS includes a brand-new fruit deck illustrated in a fun retro style and a Pairs Companion booklet with over 30 games and variants, including The Judge, Deadfall, Hawthorn, and more!
PAIRS uses a simple triangular deck of cards: thatís 1◊1, 2◊2, 3◊3, and so on all the way to 10◊10. There are many ways to play, but hereís the basic game:
Basic PAIRS is a simple press-your-luck game. Players take turns taking cards, trying not to get a pair. If you get a pair, you score points (and points are bad). You can also choose to fold, instead of taking a card, and score the lowest card in play. Folding gets you some points, but catching a pair could get you even more.
Pairs doesnít have a winner, just a loser. The first player to reach a target score loses, and the target score depends on the number of players. For example, with 4 players, the loser is the first player to 16 points.
Players: 2 to 8
Released: 03 October 2017