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Materials
Deck of cards
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Instructions
1. In this game the objective is to be the first to discard all of your cards. The person who goes first must discard his aces face down, the second two’s, third, three’s… through king’s. As the person places the cards down they must announce the quantity of cards being played (i.e. 2 aces, 1 two, 3 threes, etc.) If a person doesn’t have a card of the value he/ she is supposed to play, then he/ she bluffs. A person may also bluff at any time by including additional cards of another value in with the cards of the correct value they are playing. For example a person may only have two aces, but includes a six and calls out “three aces.”
2. At any time a player may shout “I doubt it.” The person that just played cards must turn them over and reveal them. If the revealed cards were a bluff and not 100% what they were claimed to be, the player picks up the entire discard pile. If he/ she was telling the truth, then the person who yelled “I doubt it” must pick up the entire discard pile.
3. The game continues until one player runs out of cards.

Discussion
1. What is the primary objective of this game? What are some of our objectives in life? What does winning mean to you?
2. What type of person is best at this game? Did anyone in this game get a reputation for dishonesty or for integrity? What reputation do you have with others? How did you get that reputation?
3. What elements of this game caused you to lie, misrepresent the truth, or stretch the truth? What things tempt you be less than honest in real life? What things tempt you to act against your normal character?
4. Are you known for your honesty, for your integrity? What actions in life build / destroy a persons character / reputation? Why is a good reputation important? How does our reputation affect our testimony?
5. Is TRUTH flexible? Why or why not? Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Why or why not?

Application
1. Stretching the TRUTH: How often in life do we try to gain benefit by either stretching the truth or by an outright lie. How many times do we sacrifice honesty and integrity to get ahead of others in the game of life. While in this game we might get away with it, Scripture tells us that a final judgement awaits us all and everything will be revealed. Are you ready for Judgement Day.
2. DOUBTS: All of us have doubts about God at one time or another, but that doesn’t mean we give up. We make choices the best we can not knowing what the next card in life holds for us. But we do know that God never bluffs. He always is true. And he wants us to be victorious, not in a card game but in life.

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