Top 7 Card Games for Kids in 2022

Looking for the best card games for your kids? Look no further! and we’ve gathered the best seven for you that will keep them entertained for hours on end.

Card games are generally faster-paced and take less time to play than board games. Some can be played with a standard deck of playing cards, while others require special cards that you can purchase online. Stepping away from technology to spend quality time as a family is essential. Keeping kids occupied when you’re away from home will never be easier when you introduce them to playing card games. It can be challenging to find an activity that everyone will enjoy doing together, though. They will love playing card games that there’s no complicated set up, and it fits in a bag or backpack. Take it with you on long road trips, to birthday parties, trips to the beach or lake, and more. The only downside is that you’re going to be laughing so hard it might make you cry!

There’s no doubt that card games are a lot of fun, but it’s educational too. They’ll have a blast while simultaneously improving their self-confidence, social skills, listening skills, fine motor skills, memorization, focus, and sportsmanship. Forget about batteries, power cords, hours of set up, annoying sounds, and lights. Playing card games will give everybody the best game night experience with your most favorite persons in the world.

There are so many different card games for your kids to play but these are the top 7 kids approved games in 2022: Look out! These are created for the whole gang, young and old:

Oh Crud Card and Dice Game

Players: 2-9 | Age: 8+ | Game Time: 30 minutes

The Oh Crud Card card game is a great way to add some excitement to your next party or get-together. This fast-paced, easy-to-learn game is perfect for groups or any get togethers. The object of the game is to avoid getting any CRUD and get the lowest score. When you get CRUD, you get points and you don’t want any points because the person with the lowest score at the end of the game wins. There are 6 rounds of game play and each round is played slightly different from one another. Before each round, you roll the appropriate dice which can drastically affect your game play strategy.  Strategize which card you’re going to play next so you don’t get stuck with the CRUD. This game is easy to understand, but so unpredictable because the game is always changing. Before you deal each round, you roll the dice which vastly affects your game play.  Depending on the round, the dice can change what Crud is, determine the Power Suit, or determine what card you must start with.  The roll of the dice adds an entirely new dimension to each round. To make things even more fun, there are special cards that allow you to steal other players’ cards, or make them draw more cards.  Other factors that can affect your game strategy are the number of players, and also any cards that have been removed from game play. The first player to reach 100 points wins the game. Round up your friends and family and get ready for some Oh Crud fun!

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza On the Flip Side 

Players: 2-8 | Age: 6+ | Game Time: 10-15 minutes 

This game is fast, fun and kid friendly. Race your friends or family in this laugh inducing,  hand slapping and action packed version of the wildly popular party game, Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza. You can easily be fooled with its crazy reversed twist and turns: It’s an actual tongue-twister. It mixes a word relay with a matching game, then throws in visual cues and physical humor for absolute mayhem. Don’t let the levels fool you, however: The game is still simple enough for kids to grasp and competitive enough to keep adults interested. Each person takes a turn flipping a card face-up on a pile in the middle while saying the words “Taco,” “Cat,” “Goat,” “Cheese,” “Pizza” — in that order. If the card in the middle matches the word being spoken, the players race to slap their hands down on top of all the cards. Whoever is last must add the entire stack to their own set of cards. The winner is the person who gets rid of all their cards first. Perfect for your next family games night, camping trip or as a fun classroom game. For extra fun, special action cards force players to make certain gestures before racing to slap the deck!

3 Up and 3 Down 

Players: 2-6 | Age: 7+  | Game Time: 15 minutes

Based on 3UP 3DOWN’s objectives, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the game is trying to be a simple straightforward card game. Players basically are trying to get rid of their cards by playing cards that are equal or higher than the last played card. At the beginning of the game you will create three piles of cards consisting of one face down and one face up card. If you are unable to play a card, you must pick up the entire discard pile and add it to your hand. There are clear cards in the game that you can play that will clear out the discard pile without forcing you to pick up the cards. In order to master the game, you just need basic counting skills to play the game. Whoever gets rid of their three piles first, wins the game. While there is some strategy to which cards you choose to place face up on the piles, it still relies heavily on luck. This gives more chances for every player to win. No over-thinking, unneeded arguments, and negative energy. Just some pure & fun board game to play with your family and friends.  

Kids Create Absurdity 

Players: 4-10 | Age: 6+  | Game Time: 

Kids Create Absurdity card game is essentially the unofficial clean kids version of Cards Against Humanity. A popular game that is great for kids, children and families.This card game is “clean,” but also wacky, silly, and uber funny. At the beginning of each round the Big Cheese will ask a question from the blue question deck. Players can come up with any solution they can think of, no matter how far-fetched. The beauty of the game is that there are no wrong answers, and the sillier the solution, the better.  The Big Cheese selects the winning card, and the game continues. When you play the game you will most likely Dance, Sing, Make A Fart Sound, Tell a Funny Story, Make Silly Faces and most of all have lots of fun. Whether your kids are looking for a way to beat boredom or just want to stretch their imaginations, Kids Create Absurdity is the perfect game.

Moose Master 

Players: 3-10 | Age: 8+ | Game Time: 30 minutes

Moose Master is a card game that is perfect for your game nights. The objective of the game is to collect as many moose cards as possible. Each player starts with two moose cards and six action cards. The action cards allow players to trade moose cards, draw moose cards, or steal moose cards from other players. The game ends when one player has collected all ten moose cards. There is no need to keep score, and the game can be played in any order. This is a fun and easy-to-learn game that is sure to get everyone laughing. So round up the family and get ready for some Moose Master fun! 

Train of Thought 70

Players: 2-6 | Age: 6+  | Game Time: 

Train of Thought is a card game that tests your memory, sequential reasoning, and verbal skills. This game is a short, family friendly game that allows families and friends to bond through learning about each other. It encourages players to think creatively and strategically. Answering interesting questions allows all players to reflect and engage in meaningful conversation with everyone else. The goal of the game is to collect three sets of three cards that match in color. The three sets do not have to match one another, but the three cards within a set must match. The first player to complete their three sets wins the game. Make emotional connections as you ask and answer thoughtful questions and complete fun challenges with this easy-to-learn card game.  As the game progresses, the paths become increasingly complex, and players must use their memory and verbal skills to keep track of the possibilities. This is a ‘feel good’ game for a memorable game night that can be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. 

Poo Pocalypse 138

Players: 2-4 | Age: 7+   | Game Time: 20 minutes

Poo Pocalypse is a hilarious and gross-out card game that is sure to have you and your group laughing. The premise of the game is simple: players must collect as much poop as possible before the end of the world. Each player is dealt seven cards, face down. The remaining cards are placed face down in the center of the play area, forming a draw pile. On a player’s turn they must draw one card from either the draw pile or the discard pile and then play one. The jokers are wild and can be played as any card. Cards of the same rank cancel each other out. The first player to lose all of their rounds loses the game. But beware, there are other players who will try to steal your poop or stop you from collecting it. The cards are filled with all sorts of incredibly detailed and disgusting illustrations of poop, making the game both funny and gross. Whether you’re a fan of card games or not, Poo Pocalypse is definitely worth checking out. It’s a guaranteed good time for all and get ready for some poopy fun!

As a kid, one of my favorite pastimes was playing card games with my friends and family. We would often spend hours sitting around the kitchen table, laughing and joking as we played games. I loved how card games could bring people together, creating a sense of camaraderie and competition all at the same time. While I don’t play as many card games now as I did when I was younger, I still enjoy busting out a deck every now and then and spending some quality time with the people I care about. Even now, as an adult, I still enjoy playing card games from time to time. They bring back fond memories of childhood and provide a great way to relax and unwind.  Plus, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of victory when you finally manage to beat your opponent. After all, there’s nothing quite like a good game of cards to bring people together!