James Bond is an easy game to learn for 2 to 4 players, but it goes quickly. Each player has a handful of cards and grabs from the center without taking turns.

James Bond

Number of people: 2~4 | hours: about 3 minutes

James Bond is an easy-to-play card game that can be enjoyed by two to four players. You will have to be quick to win this game!  

Table of Contents

[1]. Components

- 52 card deck

[2]. Game Set

The number of cards dealt depends on the number of players.

In a two player game, each player is dealt 24 cards.  
In a three player game, each player is dealt 16 cards.  
In a four player game, each player is dealt 12 cards.  

(2 players example)

There will always be four cards left after a deal.  These cards are placed face up in the middle.

The players will put their cards into face down piles of four cards each.

[3]. Game Progress

Objective : The object of the game is to get each of your piles to have four matching cards in rank.  Cards can be swapped from a pile with a card from the middle.  

A countdown from three will start the game as players will play as fast as possible without taking turns.  

Players will pick a pile to look at and make a swap with a middle card if wanted.  When making a card swap, a card from a player’s hand must be laid down in the middle before taking a card.  

Only one card can be swapped at a time.  Players can move between piles in any order, and as fast as wanted, but only one pile can be in hand at a time.

- Which means players should make the pile matched by only swapping cards from the middle. 

[4]. How to Finish the Game

The game ends when a player has four of a kind in every pile and announces “James Bond.”  

The winner shows all their piles to prove they have won.