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Pls recommend me a family card game

75 replies

Yawninfinitum · 29/06/2019 21:24

Something like UNO?

Or a board game without a million pieces

Basically want something we can get into on holiday so pick up and play each evening and not too complex but keep us interested

Adults and kids 12-18

Any suggestions?

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IhaveALooBrush · 30/06/2019 11:55

Normal pack of cards and a copy of Hoyle's card games.
Card games I used to love:
Go Fish
Scabby Queen
Spoons (bit violent)
We used matchsticks for betting with

Thehogfatherstolemycurry · 30/06/2019 12:16

Cards against humanity

RaptorInaPorkPieHat · 30/06/2019 16:46

One warning about Dobble. if you're going abroad, a small metal tin in your luggage looks dodgy on an x-ray Grin the kid I gave this to for his tenth birthday got his bags searched because of it Wink

Excellent game though.

IHeartKingThistle · 30/06/2019 16:48

Zombie Dice is amazing.

HypatiaCade · 30/06/2019 16:51

Mille Bornes (can't believe no one's mentioned this!)
Phase 10

WhoKnewBeefStew · 30/06/2019 16:52

Fish or gin with nothing real playing cards

missnevermind · 30/06/2019 17:08

Rummicub. We have a set now but for years we played it with decks of cards.
Even my 7 year old loves a game.

tutu112 · 30/06/2019 17:21

We like SET (great for kids good at spotting patterns) , sushi go (a bit complicated and you need pen and paper as well, but different!) uno, dobble, "sevens" - (using a pack of standard playing cards ) . Travel "shut the box" also good. Good old "snap" or "pairs" can still be fun for older kids if you want a quick game. Top trumps also great.

GetTheStartyParted · 30/06/2019 17:33

Pass the Pigs and Dobble are favourites here.

Also rummy, new market, snap, poker and patience with regular playing cards.

Thecurtainsofdestiny · 30/06/2019 21:51


amicissimma · 30/06/2019 22:45

Racing Demon. One pack of (old) cards per person. Fast, furious and wonderfully competitive.

How many are you? Whist leading to Bridge will set you up nicely for later life.

Troels · 30/06/2019 23:02

It's fast and short games. We played for years with my kids.

TheNoodlesIncident · 30/06/2019 23:17

Skip-Bo is our family favourite

marydtf · 30/06/2019 23:24

Bang! the dice game

Cruddles · 30/06/2019 23:32

Zilch: a 5 dice game, very simple to play and addictive. You score points for certain rolls, you then decide if you want to bank points or keep rolling, if you do a scoreless roll then you lost the points you've accumulated.

Rules are here

Time40 · 30/06/2019 23:33

I couldn't believe no one had said racing demon, and then finally, someone did. I second that - the best fun it's possible to have with cards (although I'd never heard of exploding kittens, and I am off to check that out ... sounds silly enough to be my sort of thing).

Beeseeinya · 30/06/2019 23:36

Other than ones already mentioned, I would highly recommend:
The Mind
For Sale
No thanks

For 6 or more players:
The resistance
One Night Ultimate Werewolf

Stretching to tile placement games:

binkyblinky · 30/06/2019 23:40

Tantrix. Unfortunately named, not a card game, but it's brilliant!

Stravapalava · 30/06/2019 23:45

Not cards, but if you can get a little mahjong set, I highly recommend it! My DC are obsessed with it!

321zerobaby · 30/06/2019 23:53

Newmarket, we use stones or shells from the beach to bet with.

UrsulaPandress · 30/06/2019 23:58


cstaff · 30/06/2019 23:59

Old maid (all card games)

HoppyHop · 01/07/2019 00:01

Skip-Bo is great and takes up less table room than Uno! (handy if you play whilst waiting for food order to arrive!)

Wearywithteens · 01/07/2019 00:02

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katewhinesalot · 01/07/2019 00:02

Pass the pigs. Make sure you play it properly. My sister didn't like it until she realised she'd been doing it wrongly.
Eventually you only have to pack the two pigs in with other games so takes no space up on holiday.

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