9 Card Games Your Family Will Love

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Llama Drama Card Game

Llama Drama card game

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2 – 4 (up to 8 with a second deck

Game length: 5 – 10 minutes

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $12.95 on Amazon

Why your family will love it: This game provides lots of “drama” just like the name says, because one person can be about to win and then they have to pick up the whole deck and start over again.

 


Good, Old-Fashioned UNO

card game uno

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2 – 10

Game length: 5-10 min.

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $5.00 on Five Below

Why your family will love it: We’ve found that even though the age on the box says 7 and up, four year-olds can play this game (they might need a little assistance holding their deck). It’s hard to find a game that’s fun for ALL ages, but this classic fits the bill.


Spot It

spot it game

 

 

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2 – 8

Game length: 15 min.

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $9.97 on Amazon

Why your family will love it: Easy to learn and quick to teach with several game variations that provide endless playability.


Sleeping Queens

 

 

 

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2-5

Game length: 20 min.

Complexity: Medium

Cost: $14.95 on Walmart.com

Why your family will love it: Fun, whimsical graphics and a fantasyland backstory that will help players develop memory, strategy, and math skills.


Phase 10

Phase 10 card game

 

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2-6

Game length: 1 hour +

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $4.97 on Amazon

Why your family will love it: A classic rummy-type card game that has players moving through phases, adding twists by including special action cards.


Exploding Kittens

 

Age level: 7+

Number of Players: 2-5

Game length: 15 min.

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $19.99 on Target.com

Why your family will love it: This wacky, fast-paced game requires strategy to avoid getting blown up by…kittens.


Beat the Parents

 

 

Age level: 6+

Number of Players: 2+

Game length: 15 min.

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $8.05 on Amazon

Why your family will love it: It’s kids versus grown-ups in this fun-filled card game! Answer tons of funny questions as you try to be the first to collect 5 cards and win.


Monopoly Deal

 

 

Age level: 8+

Number of Players: 2-5

Game length: 15 min.

Complexity: Medium-Hard

Cost: $22.52 on Walmart.com

Why your family will love it: Monopoly Deal is the quick way to have all the fun of the board game without the time spent!


Hisss

Hisss Game

 

Age level: 4+

Number of Players: 2-5

Game length: 15 min.

Complexity: Simple

Cost: $13.95 on Amazon

Why your family will love it: This is a great game for the younger crowd, reinforcing color identification, counting, and cooperation.

Jasmine has degrees in Spanish and International Relations from BYU and has always had a love for writing ever since she penned her first haiku at age 9. She and her husband, Shawn, are the the parents of 8 children, who keep her very busy when she is not writing for Third Hour.