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Card Games To Play With Kids On Rainy Days

By: Hayley Dean, 11 April 2019

In the event you are ever stuck inside on a rainy day, here are 5 card games you can play with the kids.

1. Snap

Age: 2+ Players: 2+

Old Favourite around the world. Any old pack of cards will do. You could even play this with coasters or business cards (empty out that handbag!).

Divide the pile in 2 (or the number of players you have) face down. All players turn out their cards at the same time into a pile in front of them. When two cards match, the winner of the hand is the person that yells out “SNAP” as they slam their hands down on to the pile of cards.

Loads of fun for everyone.

2. Monopoly Deal

Age: 8+ Players: 2-5

Aim of the Game - Monopoly Deal is all about collecting properties and stealing from your opponents! Use Action cards to charge rent, swap cards, demand birthday money and lots more. Make sure you put lots of money into your personal bank and remember other players will steal from you too! The winner is the first person to collect 3 different coloured property sets!

Like any Monopoly game, this can get seriously heated. 

Did you know Hasbro also do other board games in card format – games like Guess Who, Connect 4 and Cluedo all come in card form! 

3. Go Fish

Age: 4+ Players: 2+

The aim of this game is to get the most number of matches.

Each player is dealt 7 cards each. The rest are placed in a pile face down.

Oldest player goes first by asking their opponent if they have a selected card e.g. “Do you have any 7’s?”. If they do, they must hand them over, if they don’t, they say the words “Go Fish” and the player must pick up a card off the top of the remaining deck.

The winner is the player with the most matches. A match is generally a set of all four suits thought with younger kids, a pair can make the game a little faster and more fun.



4. Old Maid

Age: 3+ Players 2+

Another classic old favourite.

Use a standard 52 card deck and remove one of the Queens. The aim of this game is to form pairs and the winner will be the person with the most number of pairs who isn’t stuck with the old maid (the old Queen card). Essentially, the dealer removes any pairs they have first and puts them aside. They then offer their hand to the player of the left who will select one card from the hand to essentially form their own pair. Then that player offers their hand to the player on their left and the cycle continues until a winner is found.



5. (Gin) Rummy

Age: 4+ Players: 2-6

This is one that’s fun for the while family, even Grandma likes to play a hand.

Each player is dealt around 7 cards, the rest are placed in a pile in the centre with the top card face up. Each player then takes a turn to either draw one for the pile mentioned above or a “discard pile” that forms as the game begins.

The winner is the player with the most amount of points. For more detailed instructions, click here.

Thanks to Hasbro: This article is brought to you in partnership with Hasbro Gaming, our Supporting Brand Partner for the Unplug & Play Initiative.

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