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How Card Games are Family Fun and Entertainment
Back in the old days, say about twenty years ago, most families spent their Sunday afternoons gathering around in the living room or family area of their own respective houses. They spent a great deal of time playing card games. The whole idea was to have fun while spending quality time with the kids and family. It was a great time then, and many young adults today reminisce about fond memories of the good old days when dad intentionally lost in favor of the younger kid, giving up the cards while secretly winking at mom.
In the advent of modern technology, video games have replaced playing cards in most household living rooms. Teenagers often play games for many hours, and the focus of playing video games is the hand to eye coordination. However, this has deprived the families of gathering socially with each other and sharing fun games along with simple living. Much of this has now been replaced by solitude and the individualistic type of games brought by modern living.
But there are still families who have not abandoned age old traditions and ways of life, who still believe in simple things. And to those people who want simple and fun times with their families, here’s what you need: An ample sized table, comfortable chairs, and a deck of cards. It would helpful too if you have prepared snacks for added fun and togetherness. Go on and play cards, be spontaneous and competitive with each other. The idea is to have fun and not to win, as losing in the family card game is sometimes worth more than winning.
Classic card games
Among the old popular classics are the bridge, pairs, go fish, crazy eight, old maid, solitaire, rummy, and even poker. Most old people know a lot of that games and tricks played on it, being an old form of amusement, playing cards hails back as early as 13th century and hundred upon hundred of games along with it has been invented. A little advice though, if possible try not to involve betting when playing cards. Monetary involvement usually puts card playing in a different light, the tension and competitiveness brought about by money involve melts the wholesome image of family togetherness.
Contemporary card games
Different rules and schemes are also being developed and invented for playing pleasure; sometimes cards are being combined with different playing materials such as board games and even with DVDs or CDs. There are a lot of new innovative games available for you. Today, playing cards has evolved into more amusing hours of playing. Cards are not only confined to playing alone, but can now be purchased for collecting enjoyment. Card collectors around the world search for rare and wonderful collectible cards, complete with holograms from their favorite NBA player to their much loved movie such as Star wars or animated characters.
Educational card games
In Japan, pre school teachers use cards to play games with a touch of history. With the rules and objectives derived from the popular card games of Pokemon, kids play cards with display figures of historical characters and written events. Entertaining is not the only purpose of card games; in various parts of the world cards are being use to instruct knowledge among kids. Card games are also being mix and matched to different board and card games in order to create fusion and newer games for enjoyment.
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