OBJECTIVE OF SNAPPY DRESSERS: The first player to get their guests to the party wins 


CONTENTS: 53 cards, Instructions 

TYPE OF GAME: Hand Shedding Card Game  

AUDIENCE:  Ages 7+ 


Snappy Dressers is a card game published by Mattel that uses a very unique deck.  In this game, players are trying to be the first to play all of their cards to the discard pile.  Every single card is able to be matched with every other card in the deck in one way.  Sometimes the cards have the same animal on them.  Sometimes the animals are holding the same gift or wearing the same shirt.  Players will need to pay attention to the small details and think quickly in order to win the game.  The fastest player to get rid of all their cards wins. 


The Snappy Dressers deck consists of 53 cards.  Every card in the deck can be matched with one other card in one of three ways: the animal on the card, the gift that animal is holding, and the color of its clothing. 


Shuffle the deck and place one card face up in the center of the table.  This begins the Party Pile. Next, deal the entire deck of cards out evenly to all of the players.  These cards should remain face down in a pile until the game begins. 


On the count of three, each player picks up their pile of cards and begins trying to find a card that matches the top card of the Party Pile.  A card can match in one of three ways: the animal, the gift, or the colored clothing. 

When a player has identified a card that matches, they must call out that they have a match and how the card matches.  That card is then placed on top of the Party Pile. 

This continues until one player has discarded all of their cards onto the Party Pile. 


The first player to successfully discard all of their cards onto the Party Pile wins the game. 

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