December 28 – Card Playing Day

Happy Card Playing Day!


Let’s Play Cards!: A First Book of Card Games written by Elizabeth Silbaugh and illustrated by Jef Kaminsky (1996)

This is a primer in card playing for youngsters. It begins by explaining the components of a deck of cards and a card shark named Cool Carl who gives readers tips about the cards and the games. After the introduction the games are explained. Children can learn how to play War, Concentration, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, and Clock Solitaire. Have fun!


Crazy Eights and Other Card Games written by Joanna Cole and Stephanie Calmenson and illustrated by Alan Tiegreen (1994)

This card playing how-to book is written for older children. There are a few introductory chapters on how to shuffle, cut the deck, etc. Then there are several different card games of various levels of difficulty. Kids and parents can learn a new game or refresh their memory on an older game. Enjoy!


Looking for a new card game? This one was created by a friend of mine. It’s called   3 WAY and it’s easy to learn. It targets 7year old to adult players and can be played with a minimum of two players so it’s perfect for parent-child game time. At only $8 a deck, it’s also a great bargain.


You can find it HERE

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