Deal or No Deal Card Game Rules

Number of players:

With three or more players, the number of games played is equal to the number of players involved. Each person takes one turn at being The Banker and one turn at being the Player (with only two players, each person plays one game as The Banker and one game as the Player before playing a further two games with the person leading after the second game being The Banker in the third game and the Player in the fourth game).


Write each person's name on a score sheet. The other side of the sheet features the Deal or No Deal Scoreboard.

Decide which two people will be the first Banker and Player. The rest will assist in revealing the cards. Each game sees the roles of The Banker and the Player move in turn to the left.

At the start of each game The Banker shuffles the Amount Cards and lays them out face down on the table.

The Player then shuffles the Number Cards and lays one on top of each of the Amount Cards.

The Player must select one of the 22 Number Cards as their card. The Player places this chosen card along with its covered Amount Card beside them on the table.


Revealing cards

The Player must choose five of the remaining 21 Number Cards to have the amounts underneath revealed. The other players take it in turn to flip over the cards and reveal these amounts (with only two players The Banker reveals the cards). The Banker crosses the revealed amounts off the scoreboard. All revealed Number Cards and their matching Amount Cards are removed from the table.

Making an offer

The Banker must now make an offer to the Player for their Amount Card. The Banker must think about which amounts have been revealed and which values are still left before making an offer to the Player for their card. The Banker must try to offer an amount as low as possible for the Player's card which is still high enough for the Player to possibly accept. Players may find it helpful if The Banker's offers are written down as the game progresses.

Accepting an offer

If the Player accepts an offer the game is still played out to see what the outcome of the game would have been.

The Player scores the amount they have accepted. When the Player's chosen card is finally revealed, if the amount on this card is lower than The Banker's offer, then The Banker does not score. If the amount is higher, then The Banker scores the difference between the offer and the amount on the card. (E.g. If The Banker offered an accepted £20,000 and the Player's chosen card contained £50,000, The Banker scores £30,000).

Rejecting an offer

If the Player rejects the offer they must choose three more cards to be revealed after which The Banker will make a further offer.

Continuing the game

The Player continues to select three more cards to be revealed after each rejected offer, before receiving a new offer from The Banker each time. This continues until the Player either accepts an offer or there are only two Number Cards left on the table, the Player's card and one other.

Final round (Swap or No Swap)

The Banker can decide whether or not to offer the Player the opportunity to swap their card with the last remaining card on the table. If the swap is offered, the Player can choose to reveal either one of the two cards as their card. If The Banker does not offer the swap, the Player must reveal their own card as their final score.

Remember, the banker only scores if a deal is accepted and the amount on the player's chosen card is higher than the accepted offer.


The person with the highest overall score after their turns as The Banker and Player is the winner.