Card games have been a popular form of entertainment for centuries. They are easy to learn, fun to play, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. In this article, we will explore some of the easiest card games that you can play with your friends or family.
1. Go Fish
Go Fish is a classic card game that is perfect for young children. The objective of the game is to collect sets of four cards by asking other players if they have a specific card in their hand.
If the player has the requested card, they must give it to the player who asked for it. If not, the player must say “Go fish” and take a card from the deck.
How to Play:
– Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards and deal 7 cards to each player. – Place the remaining cards in a pile face down on the table. – The player to the left of the dealer goes first and asks another player if they have a specific rank (number) of card in their hand (e.g., “Do you have any 7s?”). – If the player has any cards of that rank, they must give them all to the asking player.
– If not, they say “Go fish” and the asking player draws one card from the deck and adds it to their hand. – If they draw a card that matches their request, they can continue asking for more cards until they no longer get matches. – Once a player collects four-of-a-kind (a set), they place it face up on the table and take another turn.
War is another easy-to-play game that requires no skill or strategy. The objective is simple: be the first person to collect all 52 cards.
– Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards and deal all cards face down to each player. – Each player flips over the top card of their deck at the same time. – The player with the highest card takes both cards and adds them to their hand. Aces are high in this game, and suits do not matter.
– If there is a tie (two players flip over cards of the same rank), then a war occurs. Players place three cards face down and then flip over their fourth card. The player with the highest fourth card wins all the cards on the table. – The game continues until one player has collected all 52 cards.
3. Crazy Eights
Crazy Eights is a fun and fast-paced game that can be played with two or more players. The objective is to be the first person to get rid of all your cards.
– Shuffle a standard deck of 52 cards and deal 7 cards to each player. – Flip over the top card of the pile and place it next to the pile face up. – The first player must lay down a card that matches either the suit or rank (number) of the top card on the table.
For example, if there is a 9 of hearts showing, players can play any heart or any other 9. – If a player cannot play any card, they must draw one from the pile until they can play a valid card. If they draw an eight, they can play it immediately and call out any suit they want for the next turn. – The game continues until one person has played all their cards.
Card games are an excellent way to spend quality time with friends or family while having fun. These are just a few examples of easy-to-play games that you can enjoy without needing much experience or skill. Give them a try and discover your new favorite game!