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BWC GO FISH


Go Fish is played with 2 to 6 players and is usually played at level 3, but can be played at other levels.

Object of the Game
The object of the game is to build words to reach a target score first.

The Deal
Each player is dealt 7 cards.  The rest of the cards are laid face down creating the draw pile.

Play
Play starts with player to dealers left.  That player may ask any other player for a specific letter.  If the player asked has the letter, they MUST give it to the asking player.  The player can continue asking other players for letters until a player being asked for a letter does not have it and they say Go Fish, then the player must draw a letter from the draw pile.  Before drawing, a player may lay down ONE word or modify a previously played word by adding a prefix/suffix or making it plural. Failure to do so may cause loss of word because if you are asked for a letter, you MUST give it to asking player, even if it is part of a word in your hand. If the card drawn from the draw pile is not the letter being asked for, or a Star card, play continues with next player. However, if the card drawn is the letter being asked for, or a Star card, players turn starts all over i. e. they continue asking for letters and may play another word.

During a players turn prior to drawing from the draw pile, they may lay down ONE word or modify a previously played word by adding a prefix/suffix or making it plural.  Failure to do so may cause loss of word because if you are asked for a letter, you MUST give it to asking player, even if it is part of a word in your hand.

Hand ends
The hand ends when the draw pile is depleted or a player runs out of cards.If only playing with 2 or 3 players, the hand may be extended by the player running out of cards drawing 7 more cards from the draw pile, and continuing play.

Scoring
Add the value of each letter in word(s) played, and subtract the value of each letter from your hand not played.

Game ends
The game ends when a player reaches 500 points, or whatever target set at beginning of play.

​Note – You could play regular Go Fish by laying down letters, two cards when consonant and four cards when vowels.

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