If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an evening at home, card games can be a great option. Whether you’re looking for a game to play with your family or with friends over a video call, there are plenty of options available. Here are some card games that you can play at home:
One of the most popular card games in the world, UNO is a great choice for players of all ages. The game is easy to learn and can be played with two or more players. The objective is to get rid of all the cards in your hand by matching them with the card on top of the discard pile.
How to Play:
- Each player is dealt seven cards.
- The remaining cards are placed in a draw pile, with the top card turned over to start the discard pile.
- The first player must match either the number, color, or symbol of the top card on the discard pile.
- If they cannot play a card, they must draw from the draw pile until they have a playable card.
- The first player to get rid of all their cards wins!
Go Fish is another classic game that’s perfect for kids and adults alike. The objective is to collect sets of four cards by asking other players if they have any cards that match those in your hand.
How to Play:
- Each player is dealt five or seven cards, depending on how many players there are.
- The remaining cards are placed in a draw pile.
- The first player asks another player if they have any cards that match one in their hand (e.g., “Do you have any queens?”).
- If the other player has a matching card, they must give it to the first player.
- If not, the first player must draw a card from the draw pile.
- The game continues until one player collects four of a kind.
War is a simple but exciting game that’s perfect for two players. The objective is to win all the cards in the deck.
How to Play:
- The deck is divided evenly between two players.
- Each player places their top card face up on the table.
- The player with the highest card wins both cards and adds them to the bottom of their deck.
- If there is a tie, both players place three cards face down and then another card face up. The player with the highest card wins all ten cards.
- The game continues until one player has won all the cards in the deck.
Crazy Eights is another classic game that’s easy to learn and can be played with two or more players. The objective is to get rid of all your cards by matching them with either the suit or rank of the top card on the discard pile.
Card games are a great way to pass the time and have fun with friends and family. Whether you prefer classic games like UNO and Go Fish or more strategic games like Crazy Eights and War, there’s something for everyone. So gather some cards, invite some friends over (or hop on a video call), and let the games begin!