Long summer days, rainy days, any day when
the kids can easily get bored is a great time to pull out a deck of
playing cards and enjoy some great family card games. One of the nicest
things about card games is that there are so many different games for
all age groups. Everyone in the family can get into the fun.
Card games range from kids games to classic games
to custom games. You probably have a few tried and true games that your family
loves to play. Once you get the hang of a card game it is simple to play a game
at a moments notice. Card games only need a deck of cards and you can play all
day or night long.
The classic card games are something that are simple to play and learn. Almost
any classic game can be made to fit all ages. You can adjust the rules or
simplify the game to make it something that suits everyone from small children
to adults. This way everyone in the family can enjoy family game time.
Blackjack is a fun, classic game. It is quite easy to understand. Smaller
children may need some help in adding up the numbers, but everyone should be
able to enjoy this fast pace game of chance. The whole idea with blackjack is to
get the cards to add up to 21 without going over. Each player is dealt two
cards. One card is face down and one card is face up. All players see the face
up cards and each player can look at their own face down card. Each player then
gets the chance to get another card or stay with what they have, trying to reach
21. This is a great math game where kids will quickly pick up math.
Crazy eights is a card game that is well suited to young children. Most children
quickly catch on and recognize the number 8 which is key to playing this game.
The whole goal of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Each
player starts with 7 cards. The rest of the deck is in a pile with the first
card flipped over face up. Each player must discard a card on the pile matching
their card to the face up card by either number or suit. If a player has no
matching card they must draw from the face down pile until they get a match. Any
8 card can be whatever you want it to be.
Most card games make a wonderful way to teach math to your children. They can
also improve communication skills and help eye hand coordination. They increase
memory and really get kids thinking. There are not many things these days that
challenge the brain like a card game.
There are many other card games ranging from poker to special games like Old
Maid that require a special deck. You can always find a game that will work for
your family. It is a great way to come together and enjoy being together as a
Family card games can be a great way to bond as a family. You can start a family
game night once a week where you all get together and play cards. This is
something that is perfect for all family members and something that can be
carried on as your children get older, since card games can always be adjusted
to suit the ages of the players.