OBJECTIVE OF YABLON: The objective of Yablon is to guess the correct answers more often than any of the other players throughout the course of the game, earning more points than any other player.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 or More Players

MATERIALS: 1 Standard 52 Card Deck

TYPE OF GAME: Strategic Card Game

AUDIENCE: Ages 8 and Up


Yablon is a game that is a perfect mix of strategy and luck. Players are presented with two cards played back-to-back, and then they attempt to guess what card will be played next. Players may place bets if they are being competitive! This is the game made for gamblers!


Firstly, the players will choose the dealer and decide how many rounds will be played. When the dealer has been chosen, the dealer will be considered a volunteer, removing themselves from the game. The deal will pass to the left after each round is complete.

The dealer will then shuffle the cards, allowing the player on their right to cut the deck. Each player gets one card, except for the dealer, who gets no cards while it is their deal. The player to the left of the dealer will begin the game.

Card Ranking

The cards are ranked in the following ascending order: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace.


 The dealer will then present the player on their left with a card, facing up so that all players are able to see it. Players may then choose to play or pass. If they choose to play, they are stating that they believe that the third card dealt to them will fall between the card they have in their hand and the card that the dealer just presented to them. If they decide to pass, they believe that the card does not fall between the two cards that they have been presented with.

If a player passes, although their answer is still correct, they score no points. If a player decides to play, and they are correct, they score one point. On the other hand, if they decide to play, and the card falls outside of the two cards they have, then they lose one point.

The dealer will then deal the third card to the player, their points are noted, and the dealer proceeds around the group in a clockwise fashion. After all players have played once, the round comes to an end. After the predetermined number of rounds have been played, the game comes to an end. Points are tallied, and the winner is chosen.


The game comes to an end after the predetermined number of rounds. Players will then tally their scores for all of the rounds combined. The player with the most points at the end of the game, wins!

Nakoa Davis