Want your kids to put down the video game controllers and try some low-tech fun that the whole family can enjoy? Card games are your best bet. They’re portable, don’t require a power source and can unlock the door to imagination and improve problem-solving skills. Here are three of our favorite card games for kids.
Taco vs. Burrito
This food-friendly game was reportedly developed by a 7-year-old boy and initially funded by Kickstarter (with the investment goal being reached in just a couple hours). It’s play-tested for all ages – players draw cards and put “ingredients” into competitor’s taco and burrito meals. Maybe it’s a wise idea to keep some Pepto-Bismol nearby.
Kids Against Maturity
I admit I’m super curious about any game that proudly flies the “Toilet-Humor-Land” banner so proudly. Each set has more than 500 question-and-answer cards, making it an easy family road trip candidate for fun. Do be cautious of their obligatory warning: “Humorless hover-parents and those who don’t appreciate flatulence jokes, may not approve.”
UNO Minecraft Card Game
The race to get rid of all your cards – well, except for the “Uno” – takes a spin through the Minecraft universe in this version. Plus, there’s an additional Creeper card that puts a new mix on strategy.