“Go fish” is one of our favourite card games. It is easy and very addictive. Recently I have been teaching my charges a different and quicker version called James Bond card game.

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The aim of the game:

To be the first person to turn all their piles into sets of 4 of a kind.

How to play the James Bond card game:

Start by dealing all the cards into 13 piles of 4.

Deal 12 piles evenly between the players. This game works well with 2 – 4 players.

Lay the final set of cards face up in the middle.

The game starts when one-person shouts, “go”.

james bond card game

The aim is to get 4 of a kind each of your piles. You do this by swapping the cards in your piles with cards in the middle (there should only ever be 4 cards in the middle). This is race against everyone else to match their cards the fastest. As I said at the beginning, it is like “go fish”, except that you aren’t asking people for the cards and you are all doing it at the same time.

james bond card game

Make sure that you continually check all your piles.

We had plenty of fun with this game and hopefully it will provide a nice diversion when everyone is fed up of looking at screens.

If you enjoyed playing this James Bond card game be sure to check out my clock patience, don’t wake the shark and chase the ace card games.

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How to play the James Bond card game.  A fast paced card game for 2-4 players, ideal for families.