The Las Vegas Pairs deck is a stunning collection of 55 photos of Las Vegas, available only from our partners at DriveThruCards. Decks from DriveThruCards are print-on-demand, and don't come with rulebooks or boxes. However, you can add a plastic box for just another dollar, and their card quality is superb, casino-grade playing card stock.
Pairs is a "New Classic Pub Game" featuring an unusual deck of cards. The deck has only the numbers 1 through 10, with a different number of each card: 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and so on, up to 10x10.
In the basic game, points are bad, and you score points by getting a pair. So, if you have a 10, there are 9 other cards that could pair it up, and you'll get 10 penalty points if you do. Players take turns deciding whether to take another card, or fold, trying to avoid scoring points. When you fold, you have to take points, but only the smallest card in play.
Pairs was designed by veteran game inventors James Ernest and Paul Peterson, and released in October 2014. There are many different art decks to choose from, but they all work for the same game (and many variant games!)
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