card games 

How to Play: Anaconda

Pass the cards to your left in Anaconda. Credit: robad0b, Flickr
What you need: Up to eight players and a deck of playing cards. How to play: Each player is dealt six cards. Then they each select the three lowest value cards to be passed to th...

How to Play: Crazy Eights

Eights are crazy! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two or more players and a deck of playing cards. How to play: One player, chosen as the dealer, deals out five cards (seven cards if only two are playing) to each player. The rest of the ca...

How to Play: Whist

Win tricks to win Whist. Credit: lilit, Flickr
What you need: Four players, a standard deck of playing cards and pen or pencil and paper for scoring. How to play: The players form two sets of partners. The dealer deals out all the cards, one a...

How to Play: Snap

Oh, snap! Credit: Nikki L., Flickr
What you need: Two to four players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: The entire deck of cards is dealt out to each player in face down stacks. Players take turns taking the top card of their ...

How to Play: Ninety-Nine

Don't go over 99 in this card game. Credit: lilit, Flickr
What you need: Three to six players, tokens (poker chips, candy, pennies) and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: At the beginning of the game, three tokens are distributed t...

How to Play: Odds Out

Introduce your kids to Solitaire with this card game. Credit: lilit, Flickr
What you need: In this version of Solitaire, all you need is one player and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: Remove the jacks, queens, kings and aces fro...

How to Play Solitaire

You need just one person to play this classic card game. Credit: bensonkua, Flickr
To play Solitaire, you need: One player and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: One upturned card is dealt on the left of the playing area, then lay ...

How to Play: Eight Stacks

This card game is a version of Solitaire. Credit: ponchosquealº, Flickr
What you need: In this version of Solitaire, all you need is one player and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: Remove all of the twos, threes, fours, five...

For some kids, winning is everything

Around here, nothing ruins Friday game night quicker than a bad deal on Uno. As my seven-year-old draws card after card, not getting what she needs to play, her chin starts to quiver and her eyes fill with tears. "It's not fair!" she howls as she fin...

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