When I was in seventh grade, my math teacher would let us play Uno if we finished our lessons early. (It was a small class of 8 or 9.) We worked hard so that we could play at least one game a week, creating all kinds of house rules. Even now, I’m an Uno fiend. One of my most beloved possessions is a Simpsons version of Uno my mother gave me for Christmas in 2003.
As an adult, I’ve moved beyond Uno (and Go Fish, War, and Old Maid) and into games like Gloom, Guillotine, and Fluxx. I love Guillotine, but the goal of the game is to kill as many French nobles as possible. That’s weird, right? Two hundred years from now, what card games will they be playing based on our atrocities?
After seeing it on Table Top, my husband and I fell in love with Fluxx. We own every version and I made him a custom deck for his birthday. It’s as fun for two players as for 4 or 6, it’s easily portable, and each game is different.
What is your favorite card game?