In the days before every electronic device known to man was available to children, kids had to find simpler ways to pass the time.
For so many families, card games were a fun way to get together for an activity.
You might think that, these days, card games are a little too slow-paced and boring for kids. But because the game play is outside of their usual activities, card games can still be a really enjoyable way to pass the time.
Playing card games can also be great because once you know what you’re doing, you have a chance to talk. You’d be amazed how much kids will open up in the relaxed setting of a game.
The great thing about learning new card games is once you know them all, you can bust them out at any time. This can make it easier to pass the time at a doctor’s office, at the airport, or on a rainy day.
Crazy Eights is a great multiplayer game for ages 4 and up. In a two-player game, each player is dealt seven cards. With more players, each player gets five cards. The goal is to get all of the cards out of your hand. Discard cards to match the suit or number of the card prior.