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Ron was busy building a card castle out of his Exploding Snap pack--a much more interesting pastime than with Muggle cards, because of the chance that the whole thing would blow up at any second.
--GF22

Cards specially made for the game of Exploding Snap (see), such that the cards may blow up at any time (GF22). Occasionally used to build a house of cards, which can get interesting (GF22).

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In some of the video games you can play Exploding Snap. The cards are five-sided with a pentagon shape with pictures from some of the Famous Wizard and Creature Cards. They are stacked up face-down in front of you, and turned over one at at time. When the two on top match, you touch them with a wand and they are removed from the pile. If you don't do it quickly enough, they can explode. A variation is called "Patience," and is a simple memory game. The cards are laid out flat and you turn over two at a time to get matches. For more watch this tutorial.

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