Battles, Acts of God, and Science Fiction Fun
- What: Card games for kids
- When: 8 years and up
- Why: Fun, educational, entertaining
- Where: Amazon
Have your kids exhausted their card games? Are they ready for a new challenge? Perhaps you’re hitting the road with your kids, and want a card game they haven’t played yet. These options work great for older kids with solid reading skills to keep them entertained and building skills like strategy, math, and more, all without a single screen.
Zeus on the Loose: In this game built around Greek mythology, players compete to be the first to spell Zeus. Grab the Zeus statue and be the one holding him when the sum of the discard pile reaches 100 to earn a letter. Kids play numbered cards as well as special cards featuring different Greek gods to try and capture the Zeus statue and be the first to win four rounds.
Pokemon Battle Academy Box: Players new to Pokemon and those with multiple decks of their own can enjoy this starter set complete with a board for playing. Three starter decks with numbered cards and step-by-step instructions let players learn the ins and outs of this popular card game, while the board shows them where to put each kind of card and when to take what action. Since battles can easily take an hour to complete, this box can keep kids entertained for long periods of time as they learn and master the skills needed to train their Pokemon.
I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This: You don’t have to be a fan of Star Wars to enjoy this card game. The game moves quickly, with each of two to eight players trying to avoid the NOOO! elimination cards and stay in the game. The last person remaining wins. Gather escape cards to increase your odds, and play other cards to skip a turn or change the order of play. With quirky captions and fun illustrations, kids and adults alike can test their luck in this game of chance with a bit of strategy thrown in for good measure.