Playing cards are a delightful way for people to spend their leisure time. For family members, card games have a myriad of benefits to anyone who plays them. Card games enhance the bonding among different family members and improve the relationships that each member has. Playing cards amplifies the cognitive capabilities of the children as they play different games. Cards are also fun, and they make the p of these games even more enthusiastic. There are many ways to play with the standard deck.
Crazy Eights is a card game that can is playable by five people and any character who is above four years. Each participant is dealt five cards and the remaining card-deck is placed in the middle and the top card is flipped over to create a face-up card pile. The individual takes a turn to either play the same suit or rank on top of the face-up card. Any individual who plays the eight-card(s) can determine the next card move to be made. For an individual to win the game, they must discard the rest of the deck that they have. Some pertinent tips for winning this game are to maintain the eights till the game is nearly over and to hide the cards from the other participants.
The concentration came can is playable among six people and it’s a good way of improving the cognitive capacity for children. Cards are spread face-down on the floor or the table and all contestants pick pairs of cards at a time. If the pair matches in suit or rank, the participant discards them from the rest of the cards and adds them to their pile. In case the cards don’t match, the individual returns them face-down. The participant with the most number of pairs wins the game by flipping and recollecting the original positions of the cards. To win this game, the participant needs to be attentive and recollect all the positions for the cards.
Pig is a fun party game for kids who love fun and challenging themselves. The cards are sorted into piles of four and are fully shuffled. Each individual is given a pile of four cards and the rest of the cards are removed completely from the game. The individuals select what they want to pick and discard one card at a time at each turn (the discarded card is passed to the contestant on the left). Once a contestant collects four similar cards, the person puts a finger on their nose. The last individual(s) to notice gets labelled a P, I, G at each round, and they are finally eliminated leaving the remaining contestant to win the game.
Beggar-my-neighbour is a fun game that enhances concentration for kids and basic arithmetic skills. All cards are given to all the contestants, one at a time till there is none left. The cards are handed to the individuals facing down and the person to the left of the dealer places their top card facing up in the center. The game rotates in a clockwise direction, with each person adding one card to the central pile until someone turns up an Ace, Jack Queen (these cards can solicit payment from other contestants). The final person to deal an Ace, Jack or Queen secures the entire middle pile of cards, and to win the game the players have to be first to finish the round with the cards from their piles fully exhausted.
Rolling stone is a gratifying game that can be played by kids aged six years, and can be played between 4 and 6 players per game. The deck of cards is cut and the player with the highest-ranking card(s) deals the cards around to the players in a clockwise direction until all players each receive eight cards. Players sort their cards by the symbol and the player to the left of the dealer plays one card face up. The next individual(s) plays a card which is of the same suit and this continues until a player cannot place a card. At this moment, the players have to pick up all the face-up cards and add them to their hand after which a different round is started with cards having a different suit. The first individual to run out of their cards wins the game.
A card game that enhances the reflexes and sharp observation skills of the children is the snap game. The cards are shuffled and handed to all the individuals until there are no more cards left. Contestants should not scrutinize their stack of cards in front of them while the cards are face-down. The individuals(s) to the left of the dealer takes the top card in their stack and positions it face-up next to their pile. This play continues until a player notices that two cards on top of the face-up piles are similar and the player who notices this exclaims ‘snap’. The initial player to ‘snap’ then collects all the cards in the matched piles and affixes them to their existing pile of cards, and the contestant who secures all the cards is the winner of the game.
Animal game is an enthusiastic card game that is played by young children and among many contestants. All participants are dealt equal cards that are face-down. The individuals play a card face-up to the center so that every person can see the cards. If two consecutive cards match from the piles of cards, the two contestants have to shout the opponent’s animal thrice. The first contestant to shout the opponent’s animal will claim the opponent’s pile of cards. This continues until the contestant with the highest number of cards is declared the winner.
Card games are essential and can be used for most family leisure activities. The games are versatile and can be played by children, adults and can even be played together. Card games benefit children’s brain capacities because they enhance memory, strategic reasoning and basic arithmetic capabilities. They are fun and every person enjoys the wonderful joy that they have in the family. In the end, playing these games enables all the family members can bond and enhance their relationships.