It is all about card ranks in Go fish

The Go fish card game has 2 to 6 players and is best played with 3 to 6 people. The standard deck is made up of 52 cards and the ultimate goal is to gather the most number of sets comprised of four. If there are 3 to 6 players, each one is dealt five cards. If there are only 2 people playing, each is dealt seven cards. The remaining cards are piled face down.

How To Play

The first player is chosen randomly. Once it is your turn, you should request your opponent for an exact card rank. You should already have a minimum of one card for the rank you will request. The player you asked should give all the cards of the rank you asked for. If you acquire more than one card, you have another chance to ask another player for their card. You can ask whatever rank you want, even if it is the same as the previous one, provided you have at least one card of the same rank in your possession.

If the player you asked do not have any card of the rank you want, they will respond "Go fish." When this happens, you will get a card from the draw pile. If the card you get is the rank you asked for, you need to show it to your opponents. You also get an additional turn. But if the card's rank isn't what you asked for, the next player gets a turn. You should then keep the card, no matter what rank it is. When you have a set made up of four cards with the identical rank, display the set to your opponents and put it quickly face down in front of you.

The game ends when there is no card left in the players' hands or when there is no more piled cards. The winner is the one who has the most number of sets made up of four cards with the same rank.


Specific card. Instead of asking for an exact rank, a player asks for a specific card. Before the game begins, all players must agree if they can ask for a card that is already in their possession so that other players will not know if you have the card or not.

Keep playing. When the draw pile is emptied, players can agree to continue playing until every card has been classified into its rank. If the piled card runs out, no player can say "Go fish." When the player asked for a rank does not have it, it becomes that player's shot.