Top Tuesday: Favorite Card Games Growing Up

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!
Now that we’ve been doing more card game reviews, it got me thinking about some games I used to play when I was younger. I don’t play card games often, but here are some favorites of mine.
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Uno is a classic. One thing I love about this game is that it can last five minutes or it can last an hour. It’s so easy to screw over your opponents and yet, it’s so easy to form a temporary truce with an opponent while you both gang up on another player. This game is a lot of fun and yet can be increasingly frustrating depending on the cards you’re dealt or just the people you’re playing with.


This is another game that can last a few minutes or last forever – most likely forever. War is simple where you split the deck evenly between the players and flip your cards one at a time. Whoever gets the highest, takes both cards. Whoever loses their deck, loses and the game is over. This is one that can get competitive quickly with my family – especially me.

Go Fish

This is the first game every child learns how to play as soon as they can hold a hand of cards. At least, I think so. I have fond memories playing this game when I was younger, especially with my grandparents. It’s a good game to just relax with.

Solitaire & Spider Solitaire

Speaking of relaxing games, Solitaire and Spider Solitaire are great relaxing games. I have to admit, I was never good at either of them. I used to play Spider Solitaire on the computer when I couldn’t get onto the Internet because my mom was talking on the phone. Show of hands – who remembers those times? Still, whenever I played Solitaire, I used to just click around and if a card moved, that was great. But then I would often get myself stuck and have to start over. It was always a great accomplishment when I actually won a game.

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Readers Comments (8)

  1. Uno was one I enjoyed growing up as well. It recently got a sequel called…Dos! Haven’t played it ywt but I’d give it a shot.
    Solitaire is a classic. Still play it on my phone all the time.
    In high school, my friends and I used to play cards at lunch. Then they switched from the game we used to play all the time to Euchre and…I did not like/understand that game. So much so, I actually left them at lunch to make new friends instead lol

    • Ah, yeah! I’ve heard of Dos. I need to get that one and try it out.
      Lol, I love how to made new friends because you didn’t like a certain game. That sounds totally backwards.

      • It is a bit odd. Maybe the only time a game pushed me away from people, but we were still friends during and after school. Just needed to do something else at lunch time. The friends I made elsewhere were pretty cool too 🙂

  2. Speed was one of my favorites.

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