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    First To 100
    Players: 2

    Number of Cards: Number cards from 1-12 (x4) / no Jokers.

    Educational Value:
    Practices counting to 100.

    Goal: The first player to make 100 or more is the winner.

    Preparation: The cards are shuffled well and each player is given 5 cards. The cards which remain are placed face-down in the center of the table.

    How to Play: The youngest player begins by putting one of his cards (e.g. 5) down face-up on the table. He then takes a new card from the stack in the center so he always has 5 cards in his hand.
    The next player then puts down a card (e.g. 10) and adds this to the previous card (e.g. to make 5 + 10 = 15).
    The cycle then continues until a player wins by using one of his cards to take the total over 100.

    Variation: The same rules can be applied to a ‘First To 0’ game: the game is played exactly as above, but counting starts at 100 and is then reduced by subtraction (e.g. 100 – 5 = 95).
    The first player to get 0 or less is the winner.
    Similar rules could also be used for any other number chosen.

    By: Katharina Rollinger