Children's Card Games - Fun Kid's Card Game - War, Crazy 8, Go Fish, Slap Jack, Old Maid, Memory Match
War - The goal is to be the first player to win all the cards. Each player turns up a card at the same time and the player with the higher card takes both cards and puts them, face down, on the bottom of his stack. If the cards are the same rank, it is War. Each player turns up one card face down and one card face up. The player with the higher cards takes both piles (six cards). If the turned-up cards are again the same rank, each player places another card face down and turns another card face up. The player with the higher card takes all 10 cards, and so on.
Crazy 8's - The goal is to be the first player to get rid of all the cards in your hand. Starting to the dealer’s left, each player must place one card face up on the starter pile. Each card played (other than an eight) must match the card showing on the starter pile, either in suit or in denomination. Example: If the Q of Clubs is the starter, any club may be played on it or any Queen.
If unable to play, cards are drawn from the top of the stock until a play is possible, or until the stock is exhausted. If unable to play when the stock is exhausted, the player must pass. A player may draw from the stock, even though there may be a playable card in the player’s hand. All eights are wild! That is, an eight may be played at any time in turn, and the player need only specify a suit for it (but never a number). The next player must play either a card of the specified suit or an eight.
Slap Jack - The goal is to win all the cards, by being first to slap each jack as it is played to the center. Beginning on the dealer’s left, each player lifts one card at a time from their pile and places it face up in the center of the table. When the card played to the center is a jack, the fun begins! The first player to slap their hand down on the jack takes it, as well as all the cards beneath it. The player winning these cards turns them face down, places them under their pile of cards, and shuffles them to form a new, larger pile. When more than one player slaps at a jack, the one whose hand is directly on top of the jack wins the pile. If a player slaps at any card in the center that is not a jack, they must give one card, face down, to the player of that card. When a player has no more cards left, they remain in the game until the next jack is turned. The player may slap at the jack in an effort to get a new pile. If the player fails to win that next pile, they are out of the game.
- Old Maid - Players remove all their pairs from their hand and place them face-down on the table in front of them. In the event you have a three of a kind, you may only set down two of those cards. After each player has finished this, the dealer begins the next phase of play by allowing the player to their left to choose a card from their deck. This is done by spreading out the card, face-down, in hand so that the other player can choose any single card from the dealer’s hand. After, the player who picked a card must remove any new pairs from their hand. They then offer their hand to the player to their left. This continues around the table until all but one card is paired- the single Queen. The player left with the last Queen is the Old Maid!
- Monster Memory Match - A memory game with cards.