FIVE CROWNS Skills Connections
FIVE CROWNS shares the look and feel of classical card games, but is a challenge in critical thinking. Students almost immediately see it as fun. The game is designed so that there is a high probability that each player will have the cards necessary to form the combinations they need to go out, and thus catch their opponents with points. However, the students must recognize all the possible combinations their hands allow them to make, and choose to keep the cards that give them the greatest chance of making combinations, when they draw and discard, in order to win. FIVE CROWNS is different from traditional card games in which one player’s dominant position is often determined by the deal.