A player makes a true or false statement about a card and tries to put on a “poker face” so that the other player cannot see if he is telling the truth. The object is to put all the cards down on the table.
- Players look at their cards.
- Player one chooses any card and holds it up, showing the back.
- Player 1 (P1) makes a claim about his card, such as, “I have a car.” It may be true or false.
- Player 2 (P2) studies the face of P1 and says either “I believe you” or “I don’t believe you.”
- P1 turns the card around to show the front.
- If P2 read P1’s face correctly, then P2 may put down any of his cards. If not, then P1 may put down the card.
- Repeats 2-6 while taking turns.
The first player to put down all the cards is the winner.
Variation 1 (requests)
- Before playing, the two players show one another their cards.
- When P1 holds up one card, P2 speaks first, asking, “Can I have that car please?”
- P1 answers with yes or no.
- The winner is the one who still has a card.
Variation 2 (numbers)
- The players can write numbers, days, or months, on the papers instead of a card.
- P1 holds up a card and says the number or day.
- P2 says either, “I believe you.” or “I don’t believe you.”
Possible grammar variations:
- I’ve got / I have a car.
- I’m looking at a car. (present progressive)
- Can I / May I have that car?
- Do you want to / Would you like to buy a car?
- Shall we / Let’s buy a car
- Will you buy a car for me?
- Numbers: Cardinals 1, 2, 3 or ordinals 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
- I am nine. / I was eight. / I will be ten.