Players read a word card dealt to them, identify the vowel pattern and look for other word cards with the same pattern in the bone pile and other students' collected piles. At the end of a given time or when all of the cards have been dealt, the winner is the player with the most cards. You never know until the last player completes his turn who the winner will be. Emphasize that this game is the ONLY time it is OK to steal from your friends. Students love this game, and it is a great way to practice reading long vowel words.