Double Decker Prize Grab

Summary: The Double Decker Prize Grab is a great game about getting and stealing prizes.

Ages: From 10 to adult

Recommended Number of Players:
5 to 20

Equipment:
5 to 10 wrapped prizes, depends on amount of players
Two complete decks of playing cards

Set Up:
None required

How to Play:
Have everyone sit in a circle. Pass the cards from the first deck out to everyone, giving everyone one at a time until all the cards are gone – a few might get more cards than others do. Now take the second deck of cards and call out each card as you pull them from the deck. The person that holds the matching card from the first deck of cards stand up and pick a prize, continue until all the prizes are gone. The real fun begins with the remaining cards of deck two! Everyone can now steal the prizes from each other. You can steal a prize from anyone else who holds a prize when a card you hold is called. 

Winner:
When the complete second deck of cards has been called out, the people with the prizes keep them.

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