If you have any experience playing card games, then you know that they aren’t just fun and entertaining to play; they are also a great way to make new friends. I’ve met some of my closest friends through card games. When I was in high school, I played flag football and basketball with some of my close friends every day after school, but we would also play card games on the weekends. We usually played poker or spades. It’s easier to get together with your friends when everyone is playing the same game instead of having a few people who want to play poker and others who want to play spades or draw poker or something like that. As you can imagine, it’s not always easy for everyone to agree on what type of game they all want to play at any given time.
There are numerous types of card games out there for you and your friends and family members alike: Poker is probably one of the most popular ones; however, there is something called Badugi which may be interesting if you’re looking for something unique from classic poker that’s not as easy as Texas Hold’em (which even beginners can quickly catch onto). Another option is blackjack which usually has more rules than regular 21 (although those rules are still pretty simple), but it’s still fun because the goal isn’t just getting 21 points like in regular 21; it takes place over multiple hands so there can be strategy involved behind each hand made by each player. I have never played games in Australia, but I hear that one of the most popular games is called Two-Up, which is pretty much poker for a group of people.
There are also card games for kids and families if you’re interested in playing some of those: Uno is great because it can be played with 2 to 10 players; however, you can have as many players as there are types of cards. The rules are very simple and the goal is get rid of all your cards before everyone else by matching the color, number or symbol on the card in front of you. If they don’t match then you must draw until it does match. There’s also another game similar to Uno called Phase 10, which my family loves to play when we’re trying to kill time between meals at restaurants and such.
There are also card games that require more strategy and perhaps even math skills. For example, I’ve heard of a game called Set which is another one of my favorites to play at home with my family: Each player automatically gets three cards face down in front of them. Then there are 7 cards on the table. The rest of the deck is placed face down in a pile next to the table where only 3 cards from it can be seen by all players. On each turn, each player chooses 1 card from their hand and places it face up on top of one or more other cards so long as they match either the number or symbol on those 2 or more revealed cards (e.g. a card with a “4” on it placed on top of 3 cards that have 4’s on them). Then each player looks at the cards that they just put down and chooses 1 of them to take back into their hand. After everyone has played all of the cards in their hands, whoever played the most sets wins.
Another great one is Settee, which is similar to Set except instead of placing your card(s) on top of another set, you place it directly next to any other matching cards. The next person can then choose whether or not they want to play a card containing either an equal number or symbol (which must match either 2 or more sets already placed), or a card with a larger number/symbol than the last one played (which must be added to only 1 existing set). Whoever plays the largest card wins and takes those matching sets into their hand so long as there are no other matches. The game continues until there are no more matches for any player.
If you’re looking for a fun and entertaining way to spend time with your friends and family, consider playing card games. There are many different types of games out there that you can play with people of all ages. I hope this post helps!