The Peanut Butter and Jelly Card Game, developed by Fundex Games, is a simple game that's fun for children and adults. The object of the game is to "build" three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Typically, the game is played with two to four players. No reading is required to play the game; therefore, it is suitable for most children ages 4 and older, according to the manufacturer.
Gather the players around a table or suitable playing surface. Shuffle the cards and pass out two cards to each player. Lay the card deck face down in the center, next to the fly.
Let the youngest player draw a card first, to go along with the two cards he has. If the player has a bread card, he can place the card on the table to begin building his first sandwich. If he does not, he must place one of his cards to the side (in a separate trash deck) and draw another card. Let the next player have a turn. Repeat the process.
Place a peanut butter and jelly card (the order does not matter) on top of a bread card to build a sandwich. Players can only play one card at a time. Once peanut butter and jelly cards are on top of a bread card, place another bread card to create a sandwich.
Place the fly on another player's sandwich, if you draw the fly card. If the fly is on the player's sandwich, she cannot continue building that specific sandwich. She must begin a new sandwich. The fly stays on the player's sandwich until another player draws a fly card. When the next player draws a fly card, he can remove the fly from the player's sandwich and place it on another player's sandwich.
Remove any card from another player's sandwich if you draw the ant card. Use the card of your choice to add to or build your own sandwich.
Build three sandwiches to win. Sandwiches with a fly do not count toward the total.
- You cannot draw cards from the trash deck. All cards drawn must come from the main deck, unless you draw an ant card and pick a card from another player's sandwich.
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