Card Games for families

Favorite Card Games For Families

Does your family like to play games? Ours does. When my daughter was younger we’d play games as a family every evening. We aren’t able to play them every night now but we do play games often. I thought I’d compile a list of some of our favorite card games for families.


Sleeping Queens

This would be my top pick for best card games for families. We have had it for several years and it still gets played frequently. It is a “quick play” game. It’s for ages 8 and up, 2-5 players. It is easy to learn and everyone we have ever played it with has enjoyed it.

This game has over 1,300 reviews on Amazon and 5 stars so obviously it is enjoyed by many other families too.

Sushi Go

This is one of our favorite games at the moment. It’s usually one of the first games we pick on game night. It is another “quick play” game. There are some rules to learn, but if you read over them before playing you will learn very quickly as you go. It’s for ages 8 and up, 2-5 players.

We aren’t the only family who loves this game, at the time of writing this there are over 1,500 reviews on Amazon and a 4 ½ star rating.

Go Nuts for Donuts

This is another great game that doesn’t take long to play. There are some cards you only use when you have more players, which makes it fun to play with a larger group. (It’s usually played with only 2 or 3 at our house, so we like to play it with extended family when we get the chance.) It’s for ages 8 and up, 2-6 players.

It has a 4 ½ star rating on Amazon.

Dutch Blitz

I used to play this game as a child and I still enjoy it to this day. It is fast moving and so much fun! It is very easy to learn but does take a little practice to get faster at it. It is for ages 8 and up, 2-4 players (although I have played it with 4 teams of 2, so 8 players could play it).

Another 5 star rating on Amazon with almost 1,300 reviews.


This is probably the fastest game I have ever played. We really enjoy playing it. It is over quickly so we usually play several rounds. It is a game of speed and I find that my daughter usually wins. 🙂 It’s for ages 7 and up, the box says 2 players but we have played it with far more than 2 players. (Maybe 8?) If you play with too many people you may need a second set of cards though.

Over 1,000 reviews on Amazon with a 5 star rating.


This is an old classic. I used to play this one as a child as well, how about you? It is fun and we enjoy it. Part of the fun is the cute drawings on the cards; this is the exact version we have. Now that my daughter is older we rarely play it, but as my son grows I am sure we will start playing it again. It is for ages 4 and up.


The illustrations are silly but the game is a lot of fun. It is easy to learn and a pretty quick game to play. (The above link is to the version we have, but I also found this version which is a little cheaper.)

There aren’t many reviews on Amazon but it does have a 5 star rating.

Mad Magazine

This is an old game (from the late 70’s I believe) but we have it at “Grandma’s house” and it has gotten played a lot since we first got it. (I think it was my sister’s originally so we’ve probably had it since close to when it first came out.) The cards are silly, but it is fun to play, and a quick game. I did a search on Ebay and the few Mad Magazine Card Games listed are pretty pricey, but if you happen onto it at a garage sale or thrift store, it is worth a buy. It is for ages 8 and up, 2-6 players.

Go Fish

This another classic game we all have played. It can be fun for any age, and there are so many different Go Fish games you can buy—with about any character you can imagine (that’s part of the fun—all of the varieties you can find). We have had several different sets of this game over the years and have played them all. It’s another one we very rarely play now, but as my son grows we’ll be getting it out again soon. It’s for ages 3 and up, 2-6 players.


If you have ever played Tenzi (we love that game but it is a dice game not card game so it isn’t included in this list), this is similar but with cards. We may not like it quite as much as Tenzi, but it is a great game. It is very easy to learn and a quick game to play. It’s for ages 6 and up, 2-10 players.

It has earned 5 stars on Amazon reviews.

So, that is our family list. If you are looking for a card game to play with your family, you can’t go wrong with any card game listed above. All of them are great card games for families.

Which card games for families does your family enjoy?

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