OBJECTIVE OF AUTHORS: The objective of Authors is to be the player who has collected the most books by the end of the game.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4 to 6 Players

MATERIALS: 1 Standard 52 Card Deck

TYPE OF GAME: Strategy Card Game



Authors is the perfect game for those players who enjoy strategy and questioning. The goal is to collect a book of cards which include four cards of different suits. There are specialty decks available that involve interesting stories about different authors and books! Ask for the cards you need, and no player can deny you!


Firstly, decide on who will be the dealer. The dealer will then shuffle and deal the cards to each player. All of the cards in the deck are dealt out. The game is ready to begin!


The player on the dealer’s left makes the first move. They will choose cards to make a book. A book consists of four cards of the same rank, one from each suit. Players will ask other players for one of the cards they need. They must ask for the exact card that they are looking for.

The player must have the set of cards that they are asking for. If the player has the card, the card must be given if it is asked for. Penalties must be paid if you have a card and do not give it to a player when asked.

Gameplay continues around the table counterclockwise, allowing each player to ask for a card.  Once a player has a book, they show it to the other players and place it in front of them. The game ends when the players run out of cards.


The game comes to an end when all of the players run out of cards. The player who has collected the most books is declared the winner.

Nakoa Davis