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10 Family-friendly Card Games


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Old Maid
Don't find yourself with the only Queen left in the deck.
Don't find yourself with the only Queen left in the deck.
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The first thing you need to do for this game is remove three of the Queens from the deck. The one remaining is the "Old Maid," and acts as a kind of hot potato for the players. Deal the entire deck, one at a time, face down to up to eight players. Each person should organize his or her hand and discard any pairs. Whoever goes first turns to the player on the left and makes him or her draw a single card. If that card makes a pair, then that player lays them down immediately and continues play to the left. If not, he or she simply continues play. Once all of the pairs are down, the player stuck with the Old Maid loses the game. Everyone else wins.