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Go Fish

Go Fish

The game about Jesus' disciples

Can you catch a disciple of will you have to go fishing? But don't get caught in the net!

No Bible know-how needed so it's a great way to introduce Bible characters and themes

Discover more about Jesus' hand-picked band of helpers


Age 8+

Players 2+

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Go Fish rules

Each player is dealt 5 cards. The spare cards are placed face down as a draw pile. The first player asks any other player for a named card. Players can only ask for a disciple they are holding. If the other player has one or more matching cards, they must all be handed over. If the player has no matching cards, the first player is told to "go fish" and lifts a spare card from the draw pile. Each player only gets one turn even if they are successful. Play passes to the player who was asked for a card. Once a player has a matching set of 4 disciple cards, they place the set face up in front of them.

Anyone with a Jesus card gets to ask all the players for a disciple. They do not need to hold that disciple card as Jesus picked them all personally. All matching cards must be handed over. A Fishing Net card allows a player to catch a completed set from another player. The Jesus and Fishing Net cards are discarded after being played. Play then continues with the player to the left.

When a player uses their last card, they lift a card from the draw pile to remain in the game. If a player has no remaining cards, and there are no cards left in the draw pile, play passes to the player to the left. When all the disciple cards have been collected, players cast any remaining fishing nets. The winner is the player with the most sets of disciple cards.

Go Fish tips

  • Don't play your Jesus card too early because many of the disciples may still be in the draw pile; but don't leave it too late in the game or there won't be many left to claim
  • Hold on to your Fishing Net card until the end of the game so you can snatch a victory
  • When you catch a completed set from someone with your fishing net, you don’t have to keep it.  You could pass it to another player for some tactical scoring

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