This card game reinforces counting forward and backward within 20. It can be played by 2-6 players with six sets of cards numbered 1 to 20 (printable download included). The object of the game is to build up six stacks in the middle of the table, face up, in order from 1 at the bottom to 20 on the top. Each player in turn plays cards, according to specified rules, onto opponents' face-up piles or onto a center stack until no more plays are possible. The first player to get rid of all his/her cards is the winner. The game could also be played with ordinary playing cards.


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