Zero or “Hit Me” This game is based on the game of Blackjack, but instead of trying to get a score of 21, your aim is to get a score of zero. Materials: a deck of integer cards For each player, turn one card face down and one face up. Everyone can see the face-up card, but only the player gets to look at her face-down card (until the end of the game, when all cards are revealed). Each player adds her cards together in her head. Then he/she may ask for up to 5 “hits” — extra cards which are dealt face up — for a maximum of 7 cards total. When everyone is done asking for hits, all cards are turned face up. Whatever each player’s cards add up to is her score, and whoever scores closest to zero (the lowest absolute value) when all the cards are revealed wins that hand. Winner becomes dealer for the next hand. Variation: Players can add or subtract each card to try to get to zero.