Simple bidding/bluffing game for 2 to 3 played with an ordinary pack of cards. 


Number of people: 2 | hours: about 10 minutes

GOPS stands for Game of Pure Strategy. Both players have a suit of cards and battle to see who has the higher card. You choose which card to play, but remember that your opponent has the same 13 cards!

Table of Contents

[1]. Components

- 52 card deck

[2]. Game Set

Sort the deck into 4 suits, each player gets one suit of cards.

One suit is discarded and the remaining suit is shuffled and placed face-down in the middle of the table forming the draw deck.

[3]. Game Progress

Objective : To win the most points.

Flip the top card of the draw deck, face up on the table.

Players look at their own cards but keep them hidden from their opponents. The face up center card is called the prize, the Ace is worth 1point, 2~10 are worth their face value and Jack Queen and King are worth 11. 12. 13 points.

Each player pick one card from their hand and places it face-down on the table as a bid for the prize. 
-King is high and Ace is low. 

When both players have placed their bids they reveal their cards simultaneously and the player with the highest ranking card wins the prize, placing it beside them. 

The bid cards are both discarded face-down and a new prize is flipped and the process repeats.

If the bids of both players are tied then the bid cards are discarded but the prize remains and another prize card is flipped to the table.
Players then bid again and again until there is a winner.

The winner then collects all the face up prizes continue this process until all the players cards have been played at which point no more prizes may be gained.

[4]. How to Finish the Game

Each player adds up all their prizes and whoever has the highest total wins.