Party game time! The Brodster has always been a fan of the memory game, so I thought I'd be sneaky and make it a learning one too. Just in time for Independence Day, we've got ourselves a United States Memory Game!
Super easy DIY, folks. Just print out two copies of my illustrations (here) on cardstock paper, cut out the squares, and you are ready to play. If you would like to add a bit of color to your game, use the striped pattern page on the backside of your print outs.
For those that aren't familiar with the memory game, here are the rules:
Two or more players
Object of the game: Collect the most matching pairs
Set Up: Shuffle the cards. Lay them face down in rows on a playing surface. Make sure the cards do not touch each other.
Play the game: The youngest player usually goes first. Player #1 must choose one card by flipping it over for all to see. Player #1 flips another card over in the same manner. If the cards match, player #1 wins the round and gets to go again. If the cards do not match, player #1 must put back the cards in their original location and the round it over. It is now the next players turn. The game continues in this fashion until there are no more cards left.
Winning: Once all the cards are gone, the player with the most matching pairs wins.
I took me over a week to finish these illustrations, so you guys better appreciate it! Haha! I almost gave up (my impatience is a terrible personality trait sometimes), but I powered through and now have one kick ass game for your 4th of July party. You will thank me when your kids are busy playing and you can sip on that sangria undisturbed (for 30 minutes, cuz let's be real, that's how long they give us).
Have fun playing and be sure to let me know who wins!