Kids Card Games

Kids love card games whether it’s a two player game  or a game the entire family can play together. This page lists the top 7 card games for children, including brief instructions on how to play. Most of the games have dedicated pages, which we’ve linked – in case you want more information. You can also see this page for a list of popular games if you don’t find what you are looking for on this page. 1. Crazy Eights Crazy eights was perhaps my absolute favourite game as a kid and my own children love it just the same. … More

How to Play Snap

Snap was one of my favourite games growing up. It’s fun, it’s fast and very easy to teach small children. Rules for Playing Snap This game is played using a standard deck of 52 playing cards and could be played as a two person game or 3 or more players. To start a game of snap, you will need to deal out the entire deck face down to the players in the game. You cannot look at your cards in this game. The person to the left of the dealer will begin by taking the first card off of their … More

Horse Racing Board Game with Cards

While visiting some family for the holidays we stumbled on this horse racing game you can play with a deck of cards and a wooden board. I do know Michaud Toys Inc makes the game (this was the wooden board we were using) and costs approximately $75. It really is a great product and the wood work was very detailed. All of the numbers were burnt into the wood. (image included courtesy of Michaud Toys). The edging is made out of Ash, while the center part of the board is made out of Birch. They also make a fantastic Rummoli … More

The Illuminati Card Game

This article was contributed by Randy Ray, who also wrote the article about online card games at ChipCage.com. The Illuminati card game is a conspiracy theory themed card game designed by Steve Jackson and published by Steve Jackson Games, a game company based in Austin, Texas. Illuminati uses a proprietary deck of cards; it cannot be played with a standard deck of cards. The game was designed in 1981 and published in 1982, so it’s one of the older proprietary card games on the market. Between 2 and 8 players can play Illuminati, but the game runs best with 4 … More

The Dwarf King Card Game

This article was contributed by Randy Ray, who also operates a website about online games at Chip Cage. The Dwarf King is a fantasy-themed, trick-taking card game designed by Bruno Faidutti and published by Iello, a French game company. The game has similarities to Bardu, a trick-taking game played with a regular deck of cards. Both The Dwarf King and Bardu feature multiple rounds with different goals (or “contracts,” as card-playing enthusiasts call them.) And Bardu can be translated from the French as “the bearded one.” A trick-taking game is a game where each player plays a single card, and … More

How to Play Spoons

Spoons is a fun family card game and an easy game to teach children. The object of this game is to collect four of the same rank and grab a spoon before your opponents. You will need at least three players, although 5 – 7 is better, and a standard deck of 52 playing cards. As the name suggests, the game requires spoons. The number of spoons is equal to the number of players playing, less one. So for a seven player game, you need six spoons. Place the spoons in the middle of the table, so that each player … More

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights is probably one of the easiest games to play and teach to children. The game uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards and requires at least two players. The object of the game is to discard your cards first before your opponents. How to Play Crazy Eights To start a game of Crazy Eights, you will need to deal each player five cards face down. Once done, place the remaining cards in the center of the table and turn over the top card so it’s facing up. The person to the immediate left of the dealer will … More

How to Play Spit / Speed / Slam

The card game Spit goes by a few different names, mainly Speed and Slam. This game is normally played as a two-player game, although more players can join if you use the multi-player rules below. The order of ranks is as follows; A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K. Please note – unlike other card ranks, you can not go K to A or A to K. You must use the sequence above in order or reverse. Card Game Spit / Slam / Speed Once the cards are shuffled, the dealer will divide the … More

Math Card Games

Let’s face it – math is hard for some kids and flash cards aren’t as fun as the packaging makes it out to be. It makes it even more difficult to teach your child addition and subtraction when your child is on an IEP (individual education plan) combined with ADHD. On my quest to reduce the tension that math homework brings to my house,  I came across some instructions which combined the card game War with math facts. This made teaching the basic addition and subtraction facts much easier and a lot more fun. Below are a few different math … More

Beggar My Neighbour

Beggar my Neighbour is a popular card game for kids. It’s exact origins is unknown, however it did make an appearance in Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” published in 1861 . Beggar My Neighbour, also called Beggar Thy Neighbour,   is easy enough to play, however, we do suggest that the age of the children playing the game be at least 6 years of age. Any younger and they will definitely need assistance from an adult. This game is designed for two players, however it is possible for three or more.  If you intend to play with three or more players, … More


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Beggar My Neighbour

Beggar my Neighbour is a popular card game for kids. It’s exact origins is unknown, however it did make an appearance in Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” published in 1861 . Beggar My Neighbour, also called Beggar Thy Neighbour,   is easy enough to play, however, we do suggest that the age of the children playing the game be at least 6 years of age. Any younger and they will definitely need assistance from an adult. This game is designed for two players, however it is possible for three or more.  If you intend to play with three or more players, … More

How to Play Pay Me

Pay me is a fun game to play with friends although it does take a long time to get through an entire game. Normally you play with money, although it’s not a requirement. The card game Pay Me is part of the Rummy family, which means you will be melding runs. How to Play Pay Me To begin you will need two full decks of cards, which should include the jokers. The wild cards in the game include jokers, all 2′s and the number of the cards in your hand. For example, round one consists of three cards, making all … More

How to Play 45s – Forty Fives

Are you looking for information on how to play 45s (Forty-Fives, Forty Fives). This page offers three sets of rules – 45’s the Irish version of the game as well as the 45s Canadian version (includes Auction 45s), commonly played in the Eastern provinces (Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). Use our quick links to find the game you want to learn – How to Play 45s (Irish), How to Play 45s (Canadian). Basic Rules for Playing Card Game 45s To start, each player receives three cards starting with the first player to the left of the dealer. The … More