We play Prime fish with the sixth and seventh graders. You need a special deck of cards, but it’s an easy deck to make (edited, - ed.):
Ten cards with a "2" on them (or two fish)Each player draws four cards. They multiply their hand together, and announce only the product (!) to the group. They then play go-fish.
Ten cards with a "3" on them (or three squid)
Eight cards with a "5" on them (or five eels)
Five cards with a "7" on them (or seven sea-slugs)
Two cards with a "11" on them (or eleven shrimp)
It’s fun to watch the kids debate whether there’s a strategy to the game. It’s more fun to watch them work out the strategy once they decide that there is a strategy.
What's the strategy?