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?
9 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Card Game?”
Not the same kind of card game exactly, but Magic: The Gathering is pretty awesome. Unfortunately, the card gaming scene is not.
My thoughts exactly. I had a lot of fun learning to play Magic from a couple of friends who were really into it, but when I tried to play in a draft with them… ugh, it was not pretty. Also, who can be affording to keep buying new cards all the time?
Guillotine is awesome! Munchkin was always a favourite of mine but I haven’t played it in a long time. Kinda having a little geek moment to myself here now :)
My husband really wants to try Munchkin. It looks great!
I’ve wanted to try Magic but I’ve been a bit scared. Glad to hear that the game, at least, is good.
Euchre! It’s a midwest thing….
Seconded! Euchre is the best!
Lol, Euchre! Wow, haven’t though of that one in ages. :)
Gin Rummy! All the time! My mom and I used to play a few times every week. That and Crazy 8s because we were too cheap to buy an UNO deck when it’s basically the same thing minus the extra draw cards (draw 2, 4, or 4 wild). Both games are super fun and I wish more people would play them with me. :)
Wow, I didn’t realize that’s what Crazy 8s is. Nice!
That’s the big thing, I wish I had more people to play with!