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10 Family-friendly Card Games


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Crazy Eights
Use your crazy eights to tip the game in your favor.
Use your crazy eights to tip the game in your favor.
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Start the game by dealing five cards each to up to four players. Place the remaining cards facedown and turn the top card over. The first player must either lay down a card that matches the faceup card (by suit or by number) or draw a card from the deck if a play can't be made. If you have an eight, consider it a wild card as you can play it on any other card. Once you do this, you must nominate another suit. So if you lay down an eight, you might say "the suit is now Hearts." If the next player has a heart, then he or she is in luck. If not, then it's time to draw either one or a set number of cards until they draw a playable card. The first person to get rid of his or her cards wins.