Concentration, also known as Memory, Pelmanism, Shinkei-suijaku, Pexeso or simply Pairs, is a card game in which all of the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to turn over pairs of matching cards. Concentration can be played with any number of players or as solitaire and is an especially good game for young children, though adults may find it challenging and stimulating as well. The scheme is often used in quiz shows and can be employed as an educational game.
Rules of pairs game are simple. In turn each player chooses two cards and turns them face up. If they are of the same picture then that player wins the pair and plays again. If they are not same, they are turned face down again and play passes to the player on a next player. The game ends when the last pair has been picked up. The winner is the person with the most pairs.
On our site you can find a more challenging variant of pairs game - 2-memory game. The principle of the game is identical to the standard memory game, except that the cards that make up the pair are not identical, and players must use not only their memory but also intelligence to find a pair. Here are some 2-memory game examples: country-flag, scientist-scientific discovery, animal male-animal female, etc.