My family loves card games. Does yours?
We’ve acquired many fun card games over the years and we often pull them out for family game night.
Do you have any favorite easy to play card games for families? Here are some of our favorites that would be perfect for your next family game night.
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Easy to play card games that are fun for preschoolers
So many of our card games are perfect for older kids and tweens (ages 8 and up), but you can still find some fun and easy to play card games if you have younger kids. All of the ages mentioned are the manufacturer recommended age ranges.
One of the biggest struggles with card games for younger kids is that it’s so hard to hold onto the cards. We had a set of these Little Hands Playing Card Holders when my girls were younger which solved that problem for us.
Classic card games are a great place to start with younger kids. This set of card games from Melissa and Doug has Old Maid, Go Fish, and Rummy. (Ages 3 to 8)
This fun Animal Go Fish Card Games takes the traditional game and adds bright and beautiful animal pictures that makes it perfect for kids who aren’t reading yet. (Ages 3 and up)
The focus of this Untamed America 3-1 Classic Card Game are the fabulous North American animal illustrations, but I also love that you can play three different games with this one deck, Go Fish, Old Maid, and Animal Match. (Ages 4 to 9)
We had this fantastic version of Crazy 8 when my kids were younger. The rules of Crazy Faces are exactly the same as Crazy 8, but the illustrations on the cards are so much fun! (Ages 5 and up)
Fun and easy to play card games for younger kids (ages 6 and 7)
Rat-A-Tat Cat is a fun (and quick) game that combines strategy, memory building, and addition. It’s a great choice for when you only have a short amount of time. (Ages 6 and up)
Wig Out! A Wild and Hairy Card Game is another quick and fun choice that will have you racing against your opponents. My favorite part is all the fun illustrations! (Ages 6 and up)
Slamwich is fast, fun, and can be loud! It’s a great choice for family game night. (Ages 6 and up)
The Professor Noggin Card Games are part card game, part trivia games. I love that there are so many versions and that they cover specific topics such as the human body, reptiles and amphibians, and wonders of the world. (Ages 7 and up)
Have you played Exploding Kittens yet? Oh my goodness, this is probably the most hilarious game on the list and the one that shows up most often during family game night. (Ages 7 and up)
Skip-Bo is a classic game and it was one of my favorite games from childhood. This sequencing game is simple to play and so much fun. (Ages 7 and up)
Uno is another card game I played a lot while growing up. You can play with 2 players, but it’s more fun the more players you have. (Ages 7 ad up)
Phase 10 is a fun rummy style card game with a twist. It can be lengthy, but it’s great fun! (Ages 7 and up)
Fun card games for older kids (ages 8 and up)
I love the idea that someone decided to create a card game inspired by sushi. Fun! Sushi Go! is a quick and easy to play card game that involves passing cards and creating sets. (Ages 8 and up)
Sleeping Queens is unlike any card game I’ve ever played before. And, it’s tons of fun (it’s one of my favorites on this list.) It’s a great game that uses strategy and a little bit of luck. (Ages 8 and up)
Despite that fact that Rack-O is over 50 years old, I hadn’t played it until recently. Boy, was I missing out! This is a fun game that involves sequencing. (Ages 8 and up)
The Scrambled States of America Game is fast and wild and tons of fun. It’s not the best for younger kids because you need to be able to read to play, but for older kids this geography game is tons of fun. (Ages 8 and up)
Card games on our wish list
Set: The Family Game of Visual Perception (ages 6 and up). This award winning game always comes highly recommended. I’m not sure why we don’t have it in our game collection yet!
Five Crowns. This is a fun rummy style game that also comes highly recommended. It’s high on my with list!
Zeus on the Loose. We’ve got several Gamewright games that we love. This mythology themed game looks like so much fun.
What other easy to play card games would you recommend for family game night?