Popular Card Games For Families And Friends

Popular Card Games For Families And Friends

Playing card games is an all-time favorite pastime. There are so many popular card games out there that a group of friends or family cannot fail to find one that suits the number of players and the level of required skill. Snap is among the favorites, requiring only a deft hand and a keen eye to win. Spoons is another family game that reduces the players to tears of triumph or frustration.

Rummy and its variants, Gin Rummy, Mystery Rummy and Contract Rummy (requiring 5-6 players) is a very popular game, with the players competing to gain sets of the same values. Whist does require a degree of skill, and Whist drives have long been popular among social clubs. Cribbage and Poker are also popular, while the lone player can compete against himself in a game of Patience or Solitaire. Overall, playing cards is a non-demanding, low-tech activity, requiring only one or more eager players, a deck of cards, a few spare hours, drinks and snacks, and a pervading spirit of enjoyment.