If you’re looking for a game that offers fun, is easy to carry and doesn’t have a long shelf life, card games are a great choice. Over the years many of these games have become classics because they offer players portable fun available anywhere or anytime. Here is a list of the most popular classic card games.
This game uses the Spanish deck of 40 cards. The cards are numbered from one to twelve and grouped in four types or suits: golds, cups, swords and clubs. The objective of the game is to obtain the highest score at the end of the game. Each card has a different value. The one has a value of 11, the three is worth ten, the king is worth four points, the knight three and the jack two. The other cards have no value. At the beginning of the game the dominant suit or life is chosen. This will determine who wins each roll. This game can be played by two or four people. When played by four, it can be played in pairs.
This card game is a favorite for large groups as the game is designed to be played by two to ten people. Uno is based on another classic card game: Crazy Eight. The objective is to be the first player to get rid of all his cards. When the player has only one card left, he/she must say Uno aloud, otherwise he/she will receive a penalty. The pack consists of 108 cards. Currently there are different variants of the game such as Uno Spin and Uno Moo Farm (version for preschoolers).
The Memory or Concentration game is another classic card game. The objective is to identify pairs of cards using memory to remember where they are located. The cards are placed face down and each player takes a turn to pick up cards two at a time. If you find the pair you keep it. The player with the most pairs wins the round.
Let’s go fishing!
This game is designed with simple rules so that children can play it. The object is to get as many sets of four cards as possible. It can be played by two to six players and is played with a regular 52-card deck of cards, although there are more colorful versions specially designed for the little ones.
Crazy Eights (Crazy Eights)
This game is played with a regular deck of 52 cards. The objective is to get rid of all the cards in hand. The cards are released by matching the suit or type of card. For example heart to heart or diamond to diamond. The eight is a special card that can be released at any time. Crazy Eight can be played with two to four players. In some versions a score is awarded for each card held by the loser. The Ace is worth one point, the face cards are worth ten points, the eight is worth 50 and all other cards have the value of the number it contains.
The Last One – Solitaire
This is another game in which the regular 52-card deck is used. The distinctive feature of this game, as its name indicates, is that it is designed to be played solitaire. There are different versions but the best known is Klondike. In this version 28 cards are placed on the table in 7 columns in ascending order. That is, the first column will have one card, the second two cards, the third three and so on, leaving only the last card face up. The objective is to arrange the cards by type or suit from lowest to highest (Ace to King).