In today’s fast moving world, families rarely get enough time to spend some quality time with each other. It has now become a common occurrence where members of a family living in the very same house fail to meet each other for days. People say that it happens because of their busy work, school, and business schedules. Whereas, the amount of time that everybody spends on watching TV and on social media tells a different story.
Many people do not know that spending time with family doesn’t necessarily mean having meals together or going out for a dinner but some creative ideas can be used to make time at home with family much more entertaining. Following are ideas of a few classic card games that can be used to enjoy good times with family.
1. Crazy Eight
This game is also referred as Eights or Swedish Rummy. It is also known as ‘game of stops’ as the participants have to face too much of halting from the discarding if they don’t have a proper card. 2 to 4 players can play this game, which is why it is a great choice for families having 4-6 members. The goal of this game is to discard all of the cards in hand. And like many other card games, crazy eight also require a dealer who knows about the slot.
2. Go Fish
It requires at least 2 and up to 6 players. It is an exciting and straightforward game in which players need to collect the sets of cards, mostly four sets. The cards must be of the similar rank. During the game, players ask for cards from each other. People say go fish is more interesting when it is played with at least 3 players. Go fish, similar to crazy eight, includes a standard deck of 52 cards. The prime goal of this game is to collect 4 same-ranked cards.
3. I Doubt It
I doubt it is one of the most popular and entertaining card games for families around the world. This game is particularly amazing as it is suitable for all ages and all family members can play it together. The number of players in this game depends on single or double decks; 3 to 5 players for a single deck and 6 to 11 players for two decks. Setup for I doubt it includes 1 or 2 standard decks of 52 cards. The goal of the gameplay is simple and all that a player needs to do is do away all their cards.
It is an intelligent and a bright card game that can be played by people of all ages. Some people call the slot in this game as Pig and Tongue, whereas spoons are not really essential while playing. Spoons is best played with maximum 13 and 6 players while the setup includes a single deck stacked with 52 cards. This game requires only 1 spoon for every player except 1.
Though there are many other games and indoor games that can be played with family, card games are all-time favorites and most enjoyable ones among others.