Name of a card game
suitable for the young
, the bored
and the restless
. Take a set of cards consisting of pairs of cards (e.g.
, all the black cards of a deck, so you'd match the queen
to the queen
), shuffle them, and place them face down on a surface. Each player
then turns over one card, and then another. When a pair
of matching cards is revealed, the player collects that pair; if the cards don't match
, they are turned over again. The modification may come if the player has to shout ``snap'' to claim a revealed pair of cards. The game is won
by the player
with the most pairs when all the cards have been collected.
The solitaire version, without the shouting, has the goal of finding all the pairs with the least number of turns. A version of it can be found on some cellphones, including the Nokia 6188, which calls it ``Memory.''