Card Sharks is a game based on the TV game show of the same name that ran for many years (and is still currently shown on the game show network). In it, two players play each other and the first one to win two games gets to play the bonus game, the money cards.
In the main game, the host asks a player a question, an example is how many fourth graders say their mom is cranky in the morning, and you have to guess how many out of 100 said yes.
Then the other player guesses if the answer is higher or lower based on your guess. If they are correct, they get to go to play their cards, where they guess if the next card is higher or lower. Get through five cards and you win the game.
You can also change your card if you have a bad card (like 7 or 8) and you can freeze so you don’t lose your progress, because if you guess wrong you have to start back at the beginning. Also, the questions alternate between who is asked to guess the number and then who guesses if it’s higher or lower based on their opponents answer. Also, if you get control of the cards but guess wrong,
the other player gets a chance to play off their cards, they just can't change the card that they start with.
Another thing to mention is on the fourth question of a round it is sudden death. The player who wins the question has the option to play or pass. This brings in a little strategy because if the other player is still on their first card out of five, you may want to pass to them because if they don’t guess all five cards correctly they lose. If you play and don’t make it to the end you lose, so you can see where the strategy comes in based on where your board of five cards is frozen at the where your opponents is.
Once a player wins two games, they get to play the bonus game the money cards. In the bonus round there are no questions, just guessing whether the next card is higher or lower. You get to select how much money to wager on each card, so you can be strategic, i.e. if the card showing is a 7 you wouldn't bet much because the chances of it being higher or lower are about 50/50, but if it was an ace or deuce of course you would bet it all. You can also change a card. And the last card is the big bet where you have to bet at least half of what you have.
This is a very simple but fun game that I highly recommend. The graphics aren't bad either and actually pretty closely resemble the set of the television show. If you've seen the show and enjoyed it you will love this game. It is a lot of fun to play with a friend, as well.