Most of us have played a lot of different types of card games growing up. PokerShots has a cool list of card games for you which we used to play during our childhood for you to play during quarantine and refresh/relive those memories! We all used different names for the games but once you read the rules you’ll understand!
One of the most popular card games, memory is a game for all ages! You’ll need two or more players to play this game. Let’s go over the rules.
- Shuffle and place the cards, spread, and place them face down on the table.
- With kids, you’d probably want to lay down the cards out in a grid format to make it easier for them to remember where the cards are.
- The objective is to find matching pairs. The player needs to remember where the cards are when they’re turned over.
- Players take turns turning over two cards.
- The player who finds the matching pair gets to keep it and play again.
- If not, the play passes to the next player.
- It ends when everything has been paired up and removed.
- Each player will then count the number of cards they have collected.
- The player with the most pairs wins!
2. Crazy Eights:
Another one of those games which we found challenging and still causes confusion is the Crazy Eights! You’ll need 2-4 players to play this game!
- Deal the cards.
- If there are two to three players, each player gets seven cards. If more than three players, each player gets five cards.
- The remaining cards are set to face-down in the middle to form the draw pile.
- Take the top card from the draw pile and place it next to it to begin the discard pile.
- The player on the dealer’s left must match the top card on the discard pile in number or face.
- If the player doesn’t have a match, they can play an eight and name the suit in play.
- Eight can be played on any card and the person having it can nominate a suit.
- If a player has neither a match nor an eight, then draw a card until they get one.
- The person with no cards left, wins!
Another game which required a good amount of attention and was a lot of fun! Generally suited for 2-5 players, let’s check out the rules
- The cards in this game are ranked in numerical order and face order. A sequence is when cards are in order of the same suit.
- Deal the entire deck, face down, to the players.
- It’s all right if some players have an unequal number of cards.
- The player on the dealer’s left should place the lowest card in their hand face-up.
- The player with the following card in the sequence of the same suit plays next.
- Players continue playing until they get the ‘Ace’ of the suit.
- The last player starts the next sequence by putting out the lowest card.
- The player will get another turn if a player plays a card that cannot be followed.
- The player with no cards left wins!
Also known as Fan Tan, Parliament, Card Dominoes etc., Sevens is a very fun game best played with 2 or more players! Let’s go through the rules.
- Deal the cards, face-down in a clockwise manner to all the players.
- Players must sort their cards into sequences in each suit.
- The player with the ‘7 of Diamonds’ starts the game by putting down the card in the centre.
- Each player adds a diamond card to the sequence.
- This can go from either from lower card to a higher or vice versa.
- If the sequence is going up, the cards must be placed to the left of the seven.
- If the sequence is going down, the cards must be placed to the right of the seven.
- Similarly, a new sequence can be started if other players have a seven of another suit.
- A player can skip their turn if they do not have a card to play.
- The player to use all of their cards, takes home the W!
5. My Ships Sails:
A really fun, fast-paced and an easy to learn the game, it’s best played when you have at least 4-7 players.
- Each player is dealt seven cards face down. The remaining cards are not required.
- Each player has to collect seven cards of the same suit.
- The cards of the player must be hidden, sorted by their suits, and they have to decide which suit they should collect.
- The player can change their mind on which suit will be collected as the game proceeds.
- Each player puts an unwanted card face down on the table. The player on the right side must pick up this card.
- When a player’s hand has one suit set, they must shout, “My Ship Sails!”
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