12 Days of Christmas is a game for 2 to 8 players that is played with a special deck of playing cards inspired by the classic carol. Your goal is to acquire the most gifts by giving away all the cards in your hand before your fellow players. It is easiest to do when you are the Lead Player, as you have the opportunity to play the first card(s) of a given turn. If you played the lowest card in the previous hand, you will be this hand’s Lead Player. However, as the carol reminds us, low cards are rare - there is only one partridge in a pear tree.