Card games have always been an easy go-to when you’re bored or tired of watching TV. Once there’s more than one person in the room, you can enjoy any card game if you know how to play it. Card games are usually very easy to learn, don’t require any special place to play, and can be played at any time. Whether it’s a bunch of kids or a group of adults, these card games can guarantee you some amount of fun.
For every one of these card games, the only things you need are a complete deck of cards, a small booklet or paper to keep score, and perhaps one other unique item that certain versions of the game could require, like in spoons.
Spoons could arguably be the most interesting card game you would ever play. It’s relatively very easy to figure out and all it entails is picking up cards and getting rid of them until you can somehow have four with the same number. But where do the spoons come in you may wonder, well here’s how it’s played.
Having up to four people is ideal for the game, but adding even more people makes this game more fun, and there’s always one less spoon than there are people.
Whenever someone gets four identical numbers or letters they immediately show it and pick a spoon, then others quickly scramble for the rest because whoever doesn’t get a spoon gets assigned the first letter in ‘spoon’ and then the next until that person spells ‘spoon’ and is out of the game. It’s quite an adrenaline pump, especially for younger adults and teenagers.
War is another easy-to-play card game that is best between two people. You could have more than two people though if there could be an extra deck of cards. It may confuse you how ‘war’ is supposed to be easy and fun but you’ll get to see how the war starts. The cards are shared evenly between the two players after being shuffled, and they are placed facing downwards so no one gets to see what cards they have.
When the game starts, the players take turns in picking from the top of their cards and placing in the center face up revealing their cards. If the card of any player is higher in value than the other’s, that player takes both cards and places them underneath their own but now facing upward.
War begins when both players place cards of similar value. The two players then take another card and place it face down on the first card that was played, then they take another card and place it again upward.
If the new cards played by the two of them have similar value again they continue to repeat the process until one player's card is of greater value and that player takes all the cards. Whoever collects the entire 52 cards first wins the game. Don’t go fighting a real war if you’re not the winner, the game is simply up to chance.