Pairs is a "New Classic Pub Game" by James Ernest and Paul Peterson, who also brought you Unexploded Cow. It's an extremely simple press-your-luck game featuring a deck of number cards (1 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 3, and so on, up to 10 x 10). There is only one loser, and the object is not to score points by collecting a pair.
Who likes fruit? We do! The basic "Fruit Deck" is the most basic and family-friendly Pairs deck, with clip art of fruits and vegetables lovingly arranged by James Ernest. It's fruity, like a slot machine, and vegetably, like a healthier slot machine. The deck will also contain the simplest variant of the game, called "Continuous Pairs," described below.