Snap Card Game Rules

By Bryan Perkins
Snap Card Game Rules
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Snap is an easy-to-learn card game for two or more players. Players must race to be the first to yell "Snap!" after noticing a match on the table. If you are the first player to yell then you win more cards to add to your pile. The first player to collect the entire deck is deemed the winner.


Shuffle a standard deck of 52 playing cards then deal them one by one to each player. It does not matter if some players start with more cards than others. Each player should keep their cards face down in front of them.


Starting with the player to the left of the dealer, each player flips the top card from their pile and starts a second, face-up pile next to their face-down pile. This process continues one by one for each player going around the table clockwise.


All players race to yell "Snap!" when any player turns up a card that matches a card that is already face up on another player's pile. The first person to yell "Snap!" gets to add the two piles under the matching cards (including the matching cards) to the bottom of her face-down pile.

Snap Pot

If multiple players yell "Snap!" at the same time, the two matching piles are combined and put face-up in the center of the table creating a "Snap Pot" and play continues as normal. If a card matching the top card of the snap pot is played then players must race to yell "Snap Pot!" The first to yell "Snap Pot!" gets to add the snap pot and the matching pile to the bottom of their face-down pile.

False Snap

If a player ever yells "Snap!" or "Snap Pot!" when no matches are played that person must give their top card to the last person to play a card.


The player to collect all of the cards is the winner.

About the Author

Bryan Perkins is a writer from Baton Rouge, La. His work appears in various online publications, covering topics related to science. Perkins holds a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Louisiana State University.