Card games can be a great way to kill time and enjoy with friends and family. Explore this article to learn a few exciting card games.

Fun Card Games

It’s raining heavily outside and you and your chums are stuck at home, doing nothing and getting bored to tears. If the television doesn’t seem to be entertaining enough, playing fun card games is a great idea to spend good time with each other. Some of the popular family card games include ‘old maid’, ‘I doubt it’, ‘hearts’, ‘free cell’, ‘double solitaire’, and ‘go fish’. Not only can these card games get your adrenaline rushing, but they are fantastic ways to bond and spend a good time with your family members and buddies. If you have always thought that card games were meant just for adults, then here are some fantastic card game ideas where all members of your family can participate and enjoy including your 10-year old kid! So next time if you are getting bored at home, just pick a deck of cards and try any of these exciting card games. Just read on.

Exciting Card Games

Crazy Eights
Although ‘crazy eights’ is a pleasurable card game for kids, adults can enjoy this card game as well! The game can be played between 2, 3, or 4 players with a standard 52-card deck. The goal of the game is to discard all of your cards. If you are playing with two players, distribute seven cards each. If you are playing with three or four players, distribute five cards each. The remaining cards are kept face down in the middle. This forms the “draw pile”. The topmost card of the stack is then turned over which starts the “discard pile”. Now, each player has to add cards to the discard pile by matching the card facing up either by suit or by rank. If a player doesn’t have a card to add on the discard pile either by suit or a number, he /she must draw cards until he/she can play. All  the "8" are wild cards and can be played on any card. The first player who discards all the cards is declared the winner.

The blackjack is one of the most addictive and interesting of all card games. Although there are many variation of this game, the basic objective of this card game is to get a hand (stack) which is more than the dealer’s hand (stack), but should not exceed 21. The king and queen each have 10 points, while the ace is counted either as 1 or as 11 points. All the other cards have their normal face value. The challenge is to make a hand (stand) which is greater than the dealer’s, but it also should not exceed 21.

Liverpool Rummy
Liverpool rummy is yet another fun card game that card players love to play. The game has seven rounds, and each round has a separate set of rules. Liverpool rummy is played with 2 decks of 52 cards plus their jokers and can be played with 3 or more players.

Go Boom
Go Boom is another trick taking game, similar to crazy eights. The game can be played with 2 to 12 players. The objective of this game is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. It is a fun family card game and kids can participate in this game as well.

This is a simpler version of rummy and can be played between 2, 3, or 4 players. The aim of the game is to form sets or groups and sequence of cards and lay them on the table. The cards left in a player’s hand at the end of the game will be counted as score against him or her. So, a player with no cards in his or her hands wins the game, while the player with maximum score loses the game.

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