SUPER FUN FAMILY CARD GAMES
75 Games for All Ages
By: Corinne Schmitt
Published: March 10, 2020
Publisher: Rockridge Press
I’m sure the author had no idea that the time for publishing this book would be so ideal. Our family loves card games, but we have sure played more card games in the last month than we played all last year. We are loving this family time but are ready to get back to our regular routines.
Since I was an only child at home, I played a lot of single card games like Solitaire and Pyramid. I had forgotten how much I loved Pyramid until seeing it in this book. My parents were part of a 500 Card Club and I played lots of Rummy with my mom growing up. Card games were always part of our social time. This book is full of card games like Go Fish, Old Maid, and War that you can teach your youngest kids as well as medium to harder games that take more strategical plays to win. Games like Nines, Golf, Spit, and Nifty 50 are ones I’m interested in trying out.
One of our newest family favorite games that our son learned at college is Nertz. This game is featured in the book and I was thankful that we were playing it “correctly”. We also love to play Trash. Another game from my childhood, Kings Corners was one I had forgotten about, so I want to teach our family that one.
Each game is explained with the number of players needed, the decks of cards and which cards are needed or not needed to play, as well as how much time each round takes. Then the play of the game is described with detail and sometimes with illustrations to be sure readers understand the layout of the cards.
I’m thrilled to have some new games to add to our rotation of card games and some single-player games that I can try too. Grab your favorite deck of cards and give one of these games to try. Click HERE to see an example of the card game, James Bond.
Corinne Schmitt is the blogger behind Wondermom Wannabe, her platform for helping fellow moms navigate the chaotic, confusing path of motherhood with more joy and less anxiety. What she and her US Marine husband, Dan, have lacked in geographical stability, they’ve made up for in family routine and activities, with family card games playing a major role in forging a tight family bond.
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I also wrote about our family’s favorite games during an entire month several years ago. See all our favorite board games in the posts titled, FAMILY TIME FEBRUARY.