I use this game to help my students review equivalent fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios in a fun way.
Objective of the Game: The goal is to win the most “books” of cards. A book is any four equivalent cards. For example: 25%, ¼, 0.25 and 1:4 would be a book.
Each player is dealt 7 cards. The remaining cards should be placed face down in a stack in the center of the players.
The player to the right of the dealer goes first. They can ask any other player for their cards that are equivalent to any number. For example: “Lucy, give me your cards that are equivalent to 25%” If Lucy has cards that are equivalent to 25%, she must give them ALL to the player. If she doesn’t, she says “Go fish” and the player must pick the top card off of the pile.
The player’s turn continues if she was successful at getting a card from the player she asked. The player’s turn ends if she was not successful and had to go fish. A player’s turn is not over until they have to go fish.
Throughout the game players could have more or less than 7 cards. If a player is left with zero cards, when it is their turn, they pick a card from the top of the pile and ask any player if they have that card.
When a player gets 4 equivalent cards, they will place the cards in a stack in front of them to show that they have made a book. Once all 15 books have been made, the game is over and the player that collected the most books wins.