How to play and win war card game

A fast two-handed card game for youngsters

Evenly divide a facedown standard deck between you and your opponent. Then both simultaneously turn over a top card; the higher (ace high, 2 low) wins. The winner of this trick places both cards facedown under his stack.

The game continues in this way until you both play a pair and then there is war. Put these cards in the middle of the table. You and your opponent now play three cards facedown; turn over the top one. The higher wins all cards played in the war. If, however, these faceup cards area pair. a second war is declared; each player adds one card and the play continues in the same way. The taker of all cards or the victor of three wars wins the game.