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    Finding 50
    Players: 2-4

    Number of Cards: Number cards from 1-12 (x4) / 4 Jokers.

    Educational Value:
    Reinforces addition up to 50.

    Goal: The first player to get over 50 is the loser.

    Preparation: The cards are shuffled, and every player is given 5 cards which are either hidden or shown to the group. The remaining cards are then placed face-down in a pile in the center of the table.

    How to Play: One card is placed face-up in the center of the table, and the players then take turns to put one card from their hand on top of it. As they do this, everyone in the group says the running total of all the center cards out loud.
    Every time a player puts a card down he must take another from the pile in the center of the table so as to always have 5 cards in his hand. The Joker may be used at any time as any number, but is best used at the end when it can count as 0.
    The running total cannot exceed 50, and the player whose card is used to break this limit is the loser.

    Variation: Instead of choosing 50 as the limit, why not choose another total?

    Heidemarie Wöckinger