The thrill of double war. The excitement of shouting "Gin!" Every kid knows at least a handful of card classics, and every grown up kid remembers the fun of playing them. Now promising an abundance of entertainment for children and their families comes the first book to focus exclusively on card games for kids-and to be paired with an over-sized, custom-designed set of playing cards.From such favorites as Baby Snap, Go Fish, Concentration, and Blackjack to the less well-known Chase the Ace, Racing Demon, Smudge, and Frogs in the Pond, here are over 35 games for two to six players, plus Solitaire for a rainy day.Specially created for the book, the Kids' Card Deck is a brightly colored, big and bold pack of 54 cards based on the standard 52-card playing deck plus two jokers. Each suit is a different color to make it immediately distinguishable; numerals and letters are large and easy to read. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.Suitable for ages 4-9. Over 1.1 million copies in print.
Author: Lindsay Small
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Sometimes in these days of expensive toys and gadgets we forget that a simple pack of cards (or two) can provide hours of fun. Cards are inexpensive, easily portable and endlessly adaptable. Families can enjoy a game together, kids can play in groups on their own, and a solitary child can while away the hours playing solitaire games, practicing shuffling and dealing, or building card houses. Put a pack of cards in your pocket or handbag and this book onto your kindle and you'll always have entertainment ready! Card games also build all sorts of skills. Younger children will encounter number recognition, sorting problems, fine motor skills, taking turns, practicing patience. Older children will start to use their strategic thinking skills and can benefit from watching (and trying to remember) the cards that other players put down or play and working out odds. So get the cards out and have a go! There are easy instructions for 36 of the best card games for children and families in this book to choose from, and I know you'll find something fun - whether you are looking for a quiet game for 2 kids, a rowdy game for a family gathering, or a game which will keep a group of teenagers and younger children entertained.
Author: Scott McNeely
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). This authoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.
Here's a collection of 124 games, tricks, puzzles and stunts with cards that will provide hours of entertainment for all ages. 20 varieties of solitaire, old stand-bys — Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Old Maid — and lesser known games — Authors, Frogs in the Pond, Persian Pasha — and much more.
Author: Bob Longe
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
These amazing card and magic tricks will astonish every crowd...without fail! No one's better than master magician Bob Longe at teaching unbelievable illusions and transforming anyone into the star of a party or performance. The vast majority of his tricks feel completely impromptu, and they all require very little preparation - but what a dazzling variety there are! Baffle an audience using cards, coins, dice, and other ordinary objects. Try a little mental magic, including astonishing feats with numbers and real prestidigitation - that is ways to fool the eye with slight of hand. Best of all, every one is achievable with just a little bit of practice.
Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2008-08-07
Genre: Games & Activities
The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players. Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from. Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.
Discover Tarot like you would a new language! Tarot is the art of divination that uses cards to speak to us. Tarot is the art of reading a story laid out in cards. It is not spelled out in black and white, but with messages hidden in plain sight – to give advice and guidance for our questions and our concerns. This program is based on the theory that everyone and everything talks to us in assorted ways and languages; and Divination is no exception. With 71 expressive art images designed especially for learning the Tarot, this special deck contains no negative responses, reverse meanings, or "death" cards. Beginning readers can continue to use the materials as the they progress into experienced readers – there is enough "wiggle room" in the interpretations for applying adult situations. All that, and it's fun, too! (For beginners ages 9 and up)
Author: Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace
Release Date: 2017-09
This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.