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# What are the rules of go fish card game?

## How many cards do you start off with in Go Fish?

The dealer shuffles and deals the cards: a. For two players, deal seven cards to each player b. For three or four players, deal five cards to each player. Place the rest of the cards face down.

## What happens when the deck runs out in Go Fish?

If you run out of cards before the game ends (which will happen if you pair your last card by asking for it or drawing it from the stock), you draw 7 from the stock (or the remainder of the stock if there are 7 or fewer cards in it) to replenish your hand. Your turn then continues.

## How many cards do you start off with in Go Fish?

The dealer shuffles and deals the cards: a. For two players, deal seven cards to each player b. For three or four players, deal five cards to each player. Place the rest of the cards face down.

## What happens when the deck runs out in Go Fish?

If you run out of cards before the game ends (which will happen if you pair your last card by asking for it or drawing it from the stock), you draw 7 from the stock (or the remainder of the stock if there are 7 or fewer cards in it) to replenish your hand. Your turn then continues.

## How many cards do you start off with in Go Fish?

The dealer shuffles and deals the cards: a. For two players, deal seven cards to each player b. For three or four players, deal five cards to each player. Place the rest of the cards face down.

## What happens when your hand is empty in Go Fish?

Empty Hands

Sometimes the active player is left with no cards in her hand. ï¿½ When this happens, she draws a single card from the top of the deck and continues by asking her opponent for that card. ï¿½ Note that a passive player may be left with no cards in his hand, too.

## What happens if you run out of cards playing Go Fish?

During the game, if a player is left without cards, they may (when it’s their turn to play), draw from the stock and then ask for cards of that rank. If there are no cards left in the stock, they are out of the game.

## Are you always supposed to get 7 cards Go Fish?

If less than 4 people are playing, each player receives 7 cards. If more that 4 people are playing, each player receives 5 cards. The remaining deck is placed face down in the middle of the circle to form the “ocean”.

## What happens when the deck runs out in sequence?

Each complete row of five (or four and a free corner space) is counted as a sequence. Sequences of the same color may intersect, but only at a single position. If the draw deck becomes depleted during play, the discard pile is shuffled and drawing begins again.