Today is officially “Card Playing Day” and it’s a good thing too. I am worn out from all the visiting, eating, drinking, laughing and just all around merriment of the Christmas season, to need a “day off”. One where I can play cards without feeling guilty or to have that itch to be doing something worthwhile.
If you are anything like me, Card Playing Day is just coming around at the right time. It’s a time to sit back, relax, grab some cards and just play for the sake of playing. It’s something we adults sometimes forget to do. There are so many card games out there, using the Standard 52 card decks, to specialized decks of cards for a specific game. Either way, playing cards is something that can relax and reenergize you after all the festivities of the last few days.
If you are on your own, there are a million ways to play cards all on your own and keep your mind active at the same time. A good game of Solitaire with one or more decks of cards will keep you trying your best to clear off all those Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs, and Spades.
If there are two or more of you, there are any number of games that can be played. Crazy Eights, Whist, Cribbage (although you’ll need a board for this one), Rummy, and many more.
If you don’t know of any card games there are books available to teach you so many games with the rules and everything else you will need to know.
Card games are a great way to keep your mind active, and your hands as well. Just learning how to shuffle, will keep your fingers nibble.
Now we are talking about all card games here, so let’s move away from the Standard 52 Card Decks and look at what else we can play.
How about a game of “Cards Against Humanity”, while quite a new game, it has become very popular with young people today. It can be quite funny or quite serious depending on the cards and how you play the game. Nerts is a great game for those who love Solitaire, and it can be expanded to fulfill any number of players. Uno is another great card game and it’s even available for younger players too. The rules aren’t onerous, so everyone can play without getting so immersed in rules that the fun goes out the window.
I love games that make me think, with some strategy and lots of laughter. Just bringing the family together or a few friends can make this official Card Playing Day, the best day of the year and not a moment too soon…..
After all, it’s almost the new year and if you have learnt how to play a new game, there will be many days ahead for you to enjoy Card Playing Day again soon. You don’t have to wait for Dec. 28th to do that!
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