Pairs is a "New Classic Pub Game" designed by James Ernest and Paul Peterson. It's a simple press-your luck card game with no winner, just one loser. The deck is 55 cards, numbered 1 through 10, with 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, and so on up to 10x10. It's simple, fast, and fun. Pairs is a quick-playing and original card game, and is coming in many versions with many different alternate rules. The core deck is the "Fruit" deck.