Concentration can be played by one to many players. With the BWC cards it may be played as Standard concentration or BWC concentration.
The object of the game is to collect the most pairs.
The cards are dealt face down in eight columns of eight.
Each player in turn turns over two cards. If the cards make a pair, the player collects the cards and continues to play. If the cards do not make a pair, the cards are turned face down and play goes to next player.
The game ends when all cards have been paired up, and the winner is player with the most pairs, you could have a tie.
The object of the game is to collect the most points by building words.
The cards are dealt face down in eight columns of eight. A second deck may be used to determine end of game is dealt face up or a paper with all the characters on it could be used. When a word is collected, it is also removed from face up deck or paper.
Each player in turn turns over three cards.
Declare word play: At this point, the player may declare a word they are building and continue drawing number of letters inword. However, if a letter which is not in the word is turned over, all letters are turned face down and play continues with next player. If declared word is built, word is collected, score added and play continues with next player.
No word declared play: If the turned cards do not make a word the player draws one more card and they get to collect whatever word they can make from the four cards. Unused letters, if any, are turned face down. Play continues with next player. If the cards make a word the player may collect word, bump score and continue turn. Or, they may elect to draw another card to make a longer word. If letter drawn does not make a longer word, all letters are turned face down and play continues with next player. Player may continue to draw to make a longer word until they collect word and play continues with next player, or they lose turn because drawn letter doesn’t make a longer word.
Three letter words – 5 points. Four or more letter words add letter values to get points.
End of Game
Game ends when nobody can see any word(s) in the face up deck or on paper.
Winner is player with most points.
As a variation to the game, all players could keep a cheater sheet as to where the letters are, and this could bring the declare word into play more often and scoring would be higher because of longer words being turned over. Just because you know where the letters are, doesn’t mean you will see a word in them.