Family card games are a fantastic way to spend quality time with your loved ones. They offer hours of fun, laughter, and bonding time that can be cherished for years! However, with so many different card games on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for your family. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!
Below is a list of our top picks for family card games:
1. Monopoly Deal Card Game
This is a fast-paced, family-friendly card game that is based on the Monopoly-classic board game. The game requires players to attempt to collect as many property sets as possible to win. The game is played with a deck of cards that includes properties, money, and special cards.
Players take turns drawing cards and playing them on the table. Money can be used to purchase properties, and special cards can be used to change the course of the game. The first player to collect three property sets wins the game. It definitely still feels like you’re playing Monopoly but with an added twist.
Monopoly Deal Card Game is an excellent option for families who enjoy a little healthy competition. It’s exciting, the rules are easy to learn, and it offers hours of fun for the whole family.
This classic family card game needs no introduction. UNO is a fast-paced, colour-matching game cherished by children and adults alike. In this game, players attempt to get rid of their cards by matching them with the card in the centre of the table.
Players take turns drawing and playing cards. When only one card is left, they must shout, “UNO!” The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game.
UNO is simple to learn and can be played by people of all ages, making it perfect for a quick and easy family game night.
3. UNO FLIP
This is a newer version of the classic UNO game. UNO FLIP is a colour-matching game that is played with a unique two-sided deck: a “light” side and a “dark” side. It also has a special FLIP card and harsher penalties, giving this game a competitive edge. This game is definitely a fresh take on the classi game and is a superb improvement on an already decent game.
In this game, players start with the light side, but when they play a FLIP card, the entire game flips to the dark side. The dark side includes new action cards with tougher challenges, such as Draw Five and Skip Everyone cards. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game.
4. Mattel Games DOS Uno Family Card Game
DOS Uno is a family card game that two to four players can play. The game’s object is to discard all the cards in your hand. The first player to dump all of their cards wins the game.
DOS Uno features a special Dos card, which can be used to change the rules of the game. The Dos card can be played at any time and allows the player to either draw two cards or force another player to draw two cards. DOS Uno also includes a wild card, which can be used as any other card in the deck.
This version of Uno is a little more forgiving since despite the extra draw options, it offers more opportunity to play so it’s a winner for the younger players especially.
This game is perfect for a family game night because it’s easy to learn and can be enjoyed by players of all ages.
5. Sloths vs Kraken Family Card Game
Sloths vs Kraken is a family card game that two to eight players can play. The game requires players to collaborate to defeat the Kraken and save the sloths. The game is played with a deck of cards, including sloths, Kraken, and action cards.
Players take turns drawing and playing cards. The sloths must be played onto the table to defeat the Kraken. Players can use action cards to help the sloths or to hinder the Kraken. The first player to defeat the Kraken wins the game. You can either play for yourself, team up or conspire to steal the win depending on how you play.
It’s simple to learn but has enough strategy to keep players engaged.
6. David Walliams Gangsta Granny’s Cheat Card Game
The David Walliams Gangsta Granny’s Cheat Card Game is an exciting game inspired by one of David Walliams’ highly popular books. It’s a “steal or be stolen” card game for kids aged five and up, where they take turns playing cards and trying to collect as many treasures as possible before getting caught by Gangsta Granny!
Players need to collect ten treasure cards to win the game, but beware of Gangsta Granny – if she catches you, you’ll lose all your treasure!
The game is full of twists and turns and is great fun for the whole family. It’s suitable for 2-4 players and takes around 20 minutes. Perfect for quick fire rounds and still engaging enough to keep everyone happy and entertained.
7. History Heroes
History Heroes teaches children about influential women in history. The game is played in three rounds, each consisting of six cards. Players take turns drawing and playing cards, the goal being to collect as many points as possible by playing cards that match the historical figure on their player board. The first player to reach 20 points or with the most points at the end of the third round wins the game.
History Heroes is a perfect way for families to learn about some of history’s most influential women. The game is simple enough for children to understand but also provides a challenge for adults. History Heroes is sure to be a hit with both parents and children alike. Games that have this kind of educational spin are definitely worth considering as it will broaden the horizons of the players, teach them cool facts and help them understand more about the world we live in and how it’s not just shaped by the same type of person.
8. Who Knows Me Better?
This game tests how well you know your friends and family. It starts with each player given a hand of cards. Then, on a player’s turn, they’ll ask a question from the card in their hand to another player. That player answers the question truthfully and then selects one of their cards to give to the first player.
The first player then reveals the answer on their card. If they match, the player keeps the card. If they don’t match, the card is returned to the bottom of the deck. The first player to collect six cards wins the game. Who Knows Me Better is a fun game that people of all ages can play. A fantastic game to play with co-workers, new friends and old acquaintences.
9. 5 Second Rule Junior
5 Second Rule is the junior version of the popular game 5 Second Rule. In this game, players are asked multiple choice questions and have to answer them within 5 seconds. If they can’t answer it in that time, they’re out. The questions are meant for younger players, so the game is a lot of fun, and it’s easy to learn.
Dobble is a fast-paced card game that 2-8 players can play. There are 55 cards in the deck, each with a different image. The goal is to find matching symbols on adjacent cards as quickly as possible. If a player has more than one match, they can call out “Dobble!” and claim all the cards. The game ends when one player has no cards left in their hand, and the player with the most cards at the end is the winner. I have a version of Dobble that I play regularly with my daughters and despite us having played many many times, it’s still anyones game! Definitely has huge replayability despite it’s simple nature!
11. Kids Against Maturity
Kids Against Maturity (KAM) is an uproarious party game for kids and families. A player begins by dealing out ten answer cards to every player. Each player then takes turns reading out the blue question card containing different easy questions such as “What’s In Puss’s Boots’–all players must answer with their funniest white answer card.
If the judge for that round picks your card, you get an ‘Awesome Point’. The first player to reach 7 Awesome Points wins the game.
KAM is a great way to get everyone laughing and bond with your kids. Requires four or more people to play.
12. Train of Thought
This game is for 2 to 6 players. It requires players take turns trying to get opponents to figure out a particular word, giving only a 3-word clue (one of those words must be from a prior answer!) If the player gets it right, they get to keep the card. If they get it wrong, the card goes to the other player.
The first player to reach 20 cards wins the game. Train of Thought is the perfect game for families because it’s different from other games in the genre. It’s also a great way to improve your thinking and memory skills. This game is a little tricky to win when you’re a close knit family or friendship group, so really trying to think hard and outside the box. A fantastic game that really challenges the players!
13. 3 Wise Words
3 Wise Words is a word-guessing, clue-stealing family game that tests your knowledge of the English language. The game consists of a deck of cards with three words on each card. One player starts by reading the first word aloud, and the other players take turns trying to guess the word.
The player who guesses the word gets to keep the card. If a player guesses incorrectly, the other players can give them one hint each to help them figure out the word. The player who guesses the word gets to keep the card and steals a clue from the other players. The first player to collect three cards wins the game.
This game is fun, challenging, and ideal for players aged ten and over. The simple rules make learning easy, while the fast-paced gameplay keeps everyone engaged.
14. More or Less Original Edition Card Game
More or Less is a family card game for two to four players. The players compete to guess how many items are in a set correctly. The game is played in three rounds; in each round, you will be given a different number of things to guess.
They’ll then need to write down how many they think are in the set. After all the players have written down their guesses, the player who guessed the closest without going over will win that round. The player with the most rounds at the end of the game is the winner.
The questions are varied and broad enough to promote insanely intense thought over such a small poin tof conversation that will probably never see the light of day outside of this game.
This game is recommended for ages 12 and up.
15. Hide the Slug
Hide the Slug is a family card game that tests your ability to bluff and deceive your opponents. The game’s object is to be the first player to rid themselves of all of their cards, and the winner is the player who manages to do this in the most cunning way possible. The game can be played with 2-6 players, which is recommended for ages eight and up. A similar concept to the card game “Old Maid” but with the fun twist and different mechanics.
16. Do You Really Know Your Family?
This is another superb game that tests how well you know your family by asking various questions about them. The game can be played with 2-6 players and takes about 30 minutes. Whilst similar to “Who knows me better” this game takes focus on others and not you.
Players aim to score points by answering questions about other players. The questions can be about anything from their favourite food to their favourite movie. The game has three different kinds of cards- question cards, answer cards, and wild cards.
Question cards are used to ask the other players a question, answer cards answer the questions, and wild cards can be used as either question or answer cards. The first player to score 10 points wins the game.
17. Skillmatics “FOUND IT!” Card Game
Skillmatics is an educational card game that helps children learn as they go on the most exciting ‘Search & Find’ adventure, with prompts like Can you find..? Or how many… can you see? With six different games in 1 card deck, Skillmatics is the ultimate ice-breaker and travel companion for kids aged four and up. It can be played with 2-6 players, and the game lasts about 15 minutes.
This game is ideal for children because it encourages social interaction, cognitive development, observational skills, and creative thinking. The best part about this game is that it can be played as a one on one but you can also have multiple players or even teams playing to score a common goal point total.
18. Without a Doubt?
Without a Doubt is a classic game for two to four players that tests your general trivia knowledge. The game is played in rounds, with each player being given a question to answer. If a player answers the question correctly, they stay in the game and the next player is asked another question. If a player answers the question incorrectly, they are out of the game. The last player remaining in the game is the winner.
The game is great for anyone aged 12 and up, even those who are terrible at traditional quizzes. This game can end in seconds or you can blast through almost all the deck! Once you think you’ve exhausted the deck its self, you can even add in questions related to school topics and even provide some extra hobby knowledge!
19. SUSSED the Wacky Would You Rather Card Game
SUSSED is a hilarious card game that will have you and your friends laughing for hours. The game requires you to choose the wackiest answer to each question. With over 200 questions, there is no shortage of laughs. The game can be played with 4-10 players and is recommended for ages six and up. So gather your friends and get ready for some laughs. This is a similar concept to the “Cards against” style of game but it’s also a quick game that doesn’t really need a winner to be declared since the fun is in the answers themselves.
20. Happy Salmon by Exploding Kittens
Happy Salmon is a card game for three to six players. The aim is to be the first player to discard all your opponent’s cards. Players do this by performing actions depicted on the cards, such as high-fiving, dancing, or slapping each other’s hands. The game is over when one player has no cards left, and the player with the fewest cards at the end is the winner.
Happy Salmon is a fast-paced and exciting game perfect for family gatherings. It’s easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages. The brightly coloured cards and engaging gameplay make it a must-have for any card game collection.
A fantastic game for quick fire action and something that will defeinitely get everyone involved and hype up that party/board game morale!