This game is easy to learn, making a good starter card game for younger kids, but nevertheless requires concentration and patience. It is also useful for helping children get familiar with a deck of cards.
Number of Players: Best with 4 to 5 but it is possible to play with as few as 2
Age Range: 6+
Type of Game: Luck, Sequencing
Cards: One standard deck. For younger children you could remove the picture cards and run each sequence from 1 (Ace) to 10.
Aim: To be the first to get rid of all your cards.
In this game, cards are ranked in numerical order: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. Cards in order and of the same suit make up a sequence.
To start, the whole deck is dealt clockwise around the group, face-down. It doesn’t matter if the cards are unequal.
The player to the left of the dealer places his lowest card face up on the table (not necessarily a 2).The player who has the next card/cards in the sequence plays it/them. Play continues until the Ace of that suit is reached. Then, the next sequence is begun by whoever played the last card, who again places his lowest card.
If at any time a player plays a card that cannot be followed (when the higher cards in that sequence have already been played), he gets another turn. The winner is the player who is the first to get rid of all his cards.
Rounds: This game can be lengthened by playing in rounds. To do this, each player starts with ten counters and a number of rounds is agreed upon. Then, every time someone wins a round, the losers pay him one counter for every card they still hold. The ultimate winner of the whole game is the person with the most counters when the chosen number of rounds has been completed