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It does not occur to us to remove our children from the clutches of their console, the tablet, the computer or the TV. Nothing is further from our intention, but perhaps it will occur to them alone to change their way of understanding leisure if we propose activities that attract their attention, that are different for them and that make them laugh. How about some card games to spend an unforgettable afternoon with your family?
The card games They are one of those ideal board games to spend an afternoon with family or with the gang of friends, both at home and outdoors. The different game modes are suitable for all ages and there are also a large number of children's card decks with children's favorite characters.
We are claiming a taste for traditional games and among them are cards. Children can play with the classic Spanish deck, with the poker deck and also with those children's card decks designed for the smallest of the house in which their favorite characters from film and television appear. And it is that we are facing one of those games suitable for all audiences that drives children and adults alike crazy.
Between the benefits of children playing cards they find each other:
- Mental speed.
- The capacity for concentration and attention.
- Quick response or decisive capacity.
- In addition, the letters encourage social relationships among the children and all this in an atmosphere of laughter and fun.
- And they help strengthen family ties.
We cannot forget that cards are also an essential element of any self-respecting child magician who is willing to leave others with their mouths open in admiration.
1. He goes bluffing
All the cards in a Spanish deck are dealt among the players. A player begins by turning a card face down and indicating its value, which can be true or false. If the next player believes it, he must continue placing the next card and so on until a player is not created. Then he will yell 'bluff' and hold up the letter. If it is really bluffing, the lied player will have to keep all the cards on the table. If the move was true, the informer will take all the cards.
2. Each sheep with its partner
For this game, both a Spanish deck and a poker deck are used and it is a kind of memory game. All the cards are placed face down on the table and each player must raise the cards two by two and form pairs, two kings, two aces, two deuces ... to find pairs. If the pair is obtained, two more cards can be raised again and whoever has the most pairs of cards will win.
3. The monkey
In this game a Spanish deck is used and it again consists of forming pairs. A card is removed from the deck without anyone knowing what it is and is left aside, then all the cards are distributed among the children. The cards that form pairs are left on the table and the children exchange the cards with the one next to them in order to continue forming pairs. Logically there is a player who will stay at the end of the game with a single card, with the monkey, since his partner is not available.
5. The cinquillo
For this game you need a Spanish deck and a lot of desire to have fun. The child with the five of diamonds begins to play by placing it on the table. From there you can only place the cards that precede or follow the five of diamonds or also a five of any other suit. The objective is to run out of cards as soon as possible.
6. The donkey
In this game, speed is essential and basic. Before dealing the cards, you have to know how many players are going to participate and then choose four equal cards for each of them, for example, the four kings, the four jacks or the four knights. Four are distributed to each one and the objective is to form the four equal ones and, for this, they are passed one by one to the other player.
When you have all the same, you will shout that 'donkey' and put your hand in the center. The last to put it (be careful with getting hurt), will accumulate letters of the word donkey and whoever first gets to build this common name loses the game.
7. The square
It could be considered a variation of the previous one. Here it is played in pairs and all the cards are used. The game consists of a member of the pair managing to gather four identical cards of the same number, for example, four aces. To do this, in turns, each player will have four initial cards and to make them all the same, they can throw a card and take the one that the previous one has left in the center or take one from the deck that is face down.
When you have the same four, you must make a signal to your partner (before you have to have agreed, it can be to touch your nose or hair) and he will say square. If the adversaries are vigilant and discover the secret key, they will be able to 'intercept' their enemies and prevent them from making a square and, therefore, win.
8. The broom
This game is indicated for children who already know how to add, because for the little ones it will be more difficult. Each player will have three cards, which will change with those that are in the center or are drawn from the deck with the aim of adding 15. Each card is worth what it puts, except the jack that is worth 8, the knight 9 and the king 10 The objective is to try to accumulate the greatest number of cards in our possession and for this we have to try to add 15. For example, a jack and a five or a jack, a four and an ace.
9. The bump
Two, three or four players can play here. All the cards are dealt and the winner is the one who manages to gather all the cards of the same suit (all the golds) or three and four of another suit (ace, two and three of spades and seven, jack, knight and king of cups). To do this, each player will have to go, in their turn, dropping and taking cards that are in the center. The funny thing about this is that the first one who says 'chinchón' can annoy his companions a lot, since when saying the magic word, the others must add all the cards that they have not matched three by three or four by four and the Whoever has the most points loses that game.
For all the games described above, the Spanish deck of cards is used, but if we talk about card games we cannot forget one in particular that children love and that has special playing cards. Who has not ever played UNO with their children, their grandchildren or their nephews?
It is one of the most famous card games in the world and it is designed to have a fun time with the family. The deck is distributed in colors and also has wild cards and action cards. The game unfolds as the cards indicate and the objective is to run out of them first, although you must first notify when you only have one card left. It is undoubtedly one of those games that engage children throughout the afternoon.
You can also set some variations to make each game more entertaining. For example, instead of dealing seven cards (this is the main rule) you can give only three and the rest will be the same. The only thing that will be more exciting, faster and more intense to see who yells that UNO when they only have a single card in their hands.
And another alternative can be the opposite: deal 12 cards (instead of seven) and play like this. In this case, the game will be longer, but different and undoubtedly the same or more fun than the classics.
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