Reverse Snap

Reverse Snap

  • 10
  • 30


  • Bring Joy
  • Celebrate Achivement

What you need

  1. 1 pack of large-print playing cards
  2. Small prize (optional)


We’ve all played Snap in our lives, but some might find it a little frantic. This game moves at a slower pace but the concept is still the same – match your cards with the one on the table and get rid of them as quickly as possible!

It’s easy to whip up when you have a spare 10 minutes, as all you need is a standard pack of cards.

Top tip

Does your group struggle with numbers? Play with picture cards instead – Relish Animal Snap is perfect.

The Activity

  1. Sit everyone at the table
  2. Remove one suit of cards from the pack, such as all the hearts, and put aside (the dealer will use it in a moment)
  3. Shuffle and deal the rest of the cards between the players
  4. Get the dealer to take the single suit of cards and put the first one onto the table for all to see
  5. Ask the players to look at their cards and see if they have one or more with the same value (e.g. if the dealer puts down a 2, anyone with a 2 should put it down too)
  6. If someone has more than one matching card, they can put them down together (e.g. if they have more than one 2, they can get rid of 2 or 3 cards in one go)
  7. Get the dealer to keep putting new cards down and the players to keep putting theirs on top
  8. The first person to get rid of all their cards is the winner! Award them a small prize if you wish
  9. Play another game if people are keen to try and win on the next round