Top Family Card Games

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Exploding Kittens Card Game
Exploding Kittens Card Game

Card games have been around for ages. Having a family game night by playing card games can be rewarding, challenging and fun at the same time. The top family card games will help children develop math skills, remembering, and developing a strategy for winning the game. These games also help the family to bond and children to socialize with others.

By playing these games helps all to develop a strategy to win. It also is a way to have lots of fun as a family.

Below are some of the top rated card games that all family members can learn, play and enjoy. You can introduce new games and see how the family reacts to it. Select only those games you know your family will enjoy. You may also consider adding some of these games to your gaming group.

Make your next family night a huge success or game group with a challenging card game.

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Top Rated Family Card Games

Below there are 25 of the highest rated card games for you to consider for family game night or game group. Select those you think will be most popular with your family members and fellow gamers.

OUR TOP CHOICE

 

#1. Sequence – Jax

 

Sequence Card Game
Sequence Card Game

ASIN: B00000IVAK Ratings: 9,568 Score: 4.9

This strategy card board game can be played with 2 to 12 players ages 7 and up. The object is to complete the required number of sequences based on the number of players in the game. The team or player that completes the sequences is the winner. Each player is dealt a number of cards based on the number of players and receives there color markers. The player to the left of the dealer begins. They play a card from their hand face up on the board and places their color marker on that card space. They draw a card from the deck and their turn ends. The next player takes their turn. Play continues until a player or team completes the required sequences. Don’t forget about the special abilities of the one-eyed and two-eyed jacks.

SECOND PLACE WINNER

 

#2. UNO – Mattel Games Store

 

UNO Card Game
UNO Card Game

ASIN: B07P6MZPK3 Ratings: 8,400 Score: 4.9

Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This fast paced card game is played by 2 or more players ages 7 and up. The object is to be the first player to discard all of the cards in your hand. If you do, you win. When you have played a card that leaves 1 left in your hand, you must holler “UNO”. This alerts other players you could win on your next turn. Failure to do this results in a 4 card penalty.

THIRD PLACE WINNER

 

#3. Skip Bo – Mattel Games Store

 

SKIP BO Card Game
SKIP BO Card Game

ASIN: B0000205XI Ratings: 6,518 Score: 4.9

This card game can be played with 2 to 6 players ages 8 and up. The object of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your stockpile before anyone else. In a 2-4 player game, everyone is dealt 30 cards, and 5-6 player game 20 cards. These cards comprise the stockpile. Next to the draw pile are building piles in which you can place cards from your stockpile or any of the 4 discard piles in front of you. Cards can also be placed in any of the 4 building piles that’s next to the draw pile. Cards must be placed in order from 1-12. Skip Bo cards are wild and can be any number. You can keep discarding cards until you cannot play. Your turn ends. Players keep taking turns clockwise until someone’s stockpile is gone and they win the game.

HONORABLE MENTION

 

#4. Splendor – Asmodee

 

Splendor Card Game
Splendor Card Game

ASIN: B00IZEUFIA Ratings: 4,331 Score: 4.9
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is for 2 to 4 players ages 10 and up and takes about 30 minutes to play. You are a merchant and you collect gems to acquire developments to gain the attention of the nobles. During play you are trying to acquire prestige points. When you have collected 15 or more that triggers the final round. The winner is the player with the highest prestige points at the end of the final round. Play begins with the youngest player. They take the appropriate actions and their turn ends. Clockwise the next player takes their turn. This continues until a merchant has collected 15 or more prestige points.

#5. Cover Your Assets – Grandpa Beck Games

 

Cover Your Assets Card Game
Cover Your Assets Card Game

ASIN: B0077Q0NP2 Ratings: 4,211 Score: 4.9
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 8 players ages 7 and up. The object of the game is to be the first player to reach 1 million dollars and win. The players are dealt 4 cards. To accumulate wealth you build the assets in pairs and place down in front of you. There are wild cards to help 4 gold and 8 silver. Assets can be stolen so be careful as you are building them. The players take turns clockwise from the dealer. When the draw pile is exhausted, the hand is over. Each player scores their pairs that remain. Scores are kept on a sheet of paper. First player to reach 1 million is the winner. If more than one player reaches a million, the player with the highest score is the winner.

#6. Codenames – 8 Czech Games

 

Codenames Card Games
Codenames Card Games

ASIN: B014Q1XX9S Ratings: 9,696 Score: 4.8

This card game is for 2 or more players ages 14 and up and takes about 20 minutes to play. The object of the game is to guess the agents that belong to the spymaster. All agent cards are displayed on the table with a codename card. 25 cards are placed in a 5 x 5 grid on the table. Shuffle the key cards. A spymaster will select one and place it on the holder without showing their teammates. Players are broken down into two teams the red or blue sitting opposite there spymaster. The spymaster that begins says a one word clue and a number to his teammates. This tells the team how many guesses they have to find agents matching the code word. One team member touches a codename card. If it is correct, the spymaster places one of his color cards on that space and the team can make another guess up to the number plus one. However, if they guess a codename that’s not correct, a bystander card is placed on that codename card and their turn ends. Or, if they guess the agent for the other team, the spymaster of the other team places his card on that space and there turn ends. If they guess the assassin, then the game is over and the other team wins. Whoever guesses their agents first before the other team, without revealing the assassin is the winner.

#7. Phase 10 – Mattel Games Store

 

Phase 10 Card Game
Phase 10 Card Game

ASIN: B07Y98T14Q Ratings: 7,296 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 6 players ages 7 and up. Deal 10 cards to each player one card at a time. You must complete phase 1 before going to phase 2. When you have the cards in your hand matching the phase 1 challenge, you lay the cards down face up in front of you. You continue to play until all cards from your hand are gone. You score the round based on the scoring card. Now, deal out 10 cards again, but this time player 2 who completed phase 1 will now attempt phase 2. Player 1 must continue to complete phase 1. This continues until someone has completed all 10 phases and they are the winner. If there is a tie, the player with the lowest score wins.

#8. SKYJO – Magilano

 

SKYJO Card Game
SKYJO Card Game

ASIN: B06XZ9K244 Ratings: 6,482 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2-8 players ages 8 and up and takes about 30 minutes to play. Each player is dealt 12 cards and they are placed in 3 rows of 4 cards each without looking at them. The first player takes a card from the discard pile or the draw pile. Exchange it with a card that is showing or blind. The first player to turn up all cards the round is over when the other players get one last turn. The round is scored by the other players counting the sum of the cards not turned over. Play continues until someone reaches 100 points. The lowest score is the winner.

#9. Coup – Indie Boards & Cards

 

Coup Card Game
Coup Card Game

ASIN: B00GDI4HX4 Ratings: 3,699 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 6 players ages 10 and up. The game can be played in about 20 minutes. The object of the game is to be the last player standing with influence. Each person gets two role cards which is their influence. Upon their turn, they have a choice of seven actions. Depending on which action is taken, they can be challenged. If successful the action is defeated. However, if the challenge is lost, the challenged player loses one influence card. If you lose both influence cards, you are out of the game. Each player takes their turn in a clockwise manner until all but one player loses their influence and is the winner.

#10. Sushi Go Party – Gamewright Store

 

Sushi Go Party Card Game
Sushi Go Party Card Game

ASIN: B01CETNKE2 Ratings: 2,875 Score: 4.8

Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This food board game can be played with 1 to 8 players ages 8 and up and takes about 20 minutes to play. The object of the game is to have the most points after the 3rd round and you win. Take a token color of choice and place it on zero on the scoring track. The game begins by creating your menu. Be sure to have Nigiri cards, 1 roll, 3 appetizers, 2 types of specials and 1 dessert. In round 1 add 5 dessert cards for a 2-5 player game and 7 for a 6-8 player game. Place the excess dessert cards in the box. Shuffle all the cards and deal 10 for a 2-3 player game, 9 for a 4-5 player game, 8 for a 6-7 player game and 7 for an 8 player game. Every player selects one card from their hand and places it face down in front of them. Place the remaining cards face down. Everyone reveals their chosen card. Pass the cards to the player on your left. Then repeat by selecting one card and place it face down. Place the remaining cards down. Reveal your card. This continues until all cards have been played. Score points as directed in the rules. Do not score dessert cards as they are scored at the end of the third round. Play round two following the direction of the rules. Then round three. The player with the highest score after 3rd round is the winner.

#11. 7 Wonders – Asmodee

 

7 Wonders Card Game
7 Wonders Card Game

ASIN: B0043KJW5M Ratings: 2,528 Score: 4.8

This is a strategy card game for 2 to 7 players ages 8 and up and takes about 30 minutes to play. The game consists of 3 eras and each era has 6 rounds. Players take turns building their civilization. Each player selects a natural wonder to build upon in front of them. At the end of each era, the military points are awarded first. Then, at the end of the 3rd era, victory points are added up. The player with the most victory points is the winner.

#12. Dixit – Asmodee

 

Dixit Card Game
Dixit Card Game

ASIN: 2914849656 Ratings: 1,939 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This is a strategy card vote game for 3 to 6 players ages 8 and up and about 30 minutes to play. The object of the game is to be the first to score 30 points. You gain points by guessing the active players card via a word clue, sentence or movie. Each player is given a color token so they can place it on the scoring board. Voting cards of their matching color. Play continues until someone gets 30 points or the last card is played and the game is over. The player with the highest score is the winner.

#13. Dominion – Rio Grande Games

 

Dominion Card Game
Dominion Card Game

ASIN: B01LYLIS2U Ratings: 970 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This challenging card game is for 2 to 4 players ages 13 and up and takes about 30 minutes to play. Dominion challenges feudal monarchs to expand their kingdoms. It is a race to gobbling up unclaimed land, defending your lands, hiring help, constructing buildings like your castle, and filling your treasury. Players buy cards during each turn to add to their decks, slowly growing more powerful as the game progresses. The gameplay is designed for two to four players. The goal is to have the most victory points when the game ends. The game ends when the last province is bought or when three piles are empty. (In a four-player game, it’s over when four piles are empty.) Players count the victory points in their decks, and the player with the most points wins. In the case of a tie, whoever went first loses.

#14. Nertz – Brybelly Store

 

NERTZ Card Game
NERTZ Card Game

ASIN: B07FFC2T5D Ratings: 540 Score: 4.8

This fast-paced card game is for 2 to 12 players ages 8 and up and takes about 10 to 15 minutes to play. Everyone takes a color deck and all play at the same time. You are playing solitaire. All players’ shuffle their decks. Deal 13 cards in a pile face down and then place the pile face up. Deal the next four cards next to the face up pile. This is the solitaire area. You place cards in descending order black on red and red on black. Aces are placed in the center of the table for all players to share and discard cards in ascending order. The first player to play their last card from their pile the game stops. Place all the ace cards and those cards on the aces in the middle into one stack. The other players count the number of cards in their pile. Remove all of the other cards. One player takes all of the cards in the middle and places them according to their back colors. Players that had cards left in their piles remove that number from their pile. Then, all players count their cards and they score that number of points for the round. The player with the highest score is the winner.

#15. Cover Your Kingdom – Grandpa Beck’s Games

 

Cover Your Kingdom Card Game
Cover Your Kingdom Card Game

ASIN: B07Z5C194Z Ratings: 322 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 8 players ages 9 and up. The object of the game is to build kingdoms. You need to pail creatures to build your kingdom. Place the pair face up in front of you to create your building pile. Players keep taking turns building on their kingdom piles until the discard pile runs out. Be careful, other players can steal your creatures. There are additional special creatures with abilities you can use during the game. The game ends when the last card is drawn. Play continues until no one can make any pairs or play a card. Players add up the points from their kingdom piles. The player with the highest score, is the winner.

#16. KeyForge – Fantasy Flight Games

 

KeyForge Card Game
KeyForge Card Game

ASIN: B07G5QTBLV Ratings: 217 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This is a two player game ages 13 and up. The object of the game is to gather enough amber to forge 3 keys to unlock the vault of knowledge to win the game. To do this you must use your cards to guide powerful creatures, execute actions and interfere with the plans of your opponent to win the game.

#17. Timeline Inventions– Zygomatic

 

Timeline Inventions Card Game
Timeline Inventions Card Game

ASIN: B07FX9BRNN Ratings: 169 Score: 4.8

This card game is easy to learn and is played with 2 to 8 players and takes about 15 minutes to play. Each player is given a certain number of cards based on the number of players. The object is to play all your cards before anyone else and win the game. You must place your invention card either before or after the starter card. Each invention has a date on it. But, you are given the cards date side down. As play continues clockwise you must place the invention card where you think it was invented. If successful, your turn ends. If you are incorrect, you must draw another card from the draw pile. Play continues until a player has no cards left in their hand.

#18. Antiquity Quest – Grandpa Becks Games

 

Antiquity Quest Card Game
Antiquity Quest Card Game

ASIN: B07W5L1T9S Ratings: 156 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 6 players ages 10 and up. The object of the game is to acquire treasurers and antiquities that score points at the end of the game. The player with the most points is the winner. You do this by playing the right cards in your playing area by matching colors, suits and treasurers.

#19. Mystic Market – Think Fun Store

 

Mystic Market Card Game
Mystic Market Card Game

ASIN: B07W36N6LR Ratings: 120 Score: 4.8
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 4 players ages 10 and up and takes about 30 minutes to play. The object of the game is to acquire the most money by the end of the game. The players take turns until the last ingredient card is played and each player takes their final turn. Each player on their turn can do one of the following: a buy action, swap action, or sell action. The player with the most money wins.

#20. Exploding Kittens – Exploding Kittens LLC Store

 

Exploding Kittens Card Game
Exploding Kittens Card Game

ASIN: B07CTXHNSL Ratings: 31,774 Score: 4.7
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 2 to 5 players ages 7 and up and takes about 15 minutes to play. The object of the game is to be the last player standing. At the beginning, each player is given a “Defuse” card.  Remove all Exploding Kitten cards and set them aside. Place remaining defuse cards back into the deck. Shuffle and deal seven cards to each player. Then insert the Exploding Kitten cards one less than the number of players. Remove the extra Exploding Kitten cards from the game and put them in the box. Shuffle the deck and place it face down on the table. This is the draw pile. A player is selected to start. Play continues clockwise until 1 player is left standing and wins the game.

#21. Throw Throw Burrito – Exploding Kittens LLC Store

 

Throw Throw Burrito Card Game
Throw Throw Burrito Card Game

ASIN: B07TS96J7Q Ratings: 3,437 Score: 4.7

This card came is for 2 to 6 players ages 7 and up. The object of the game is to have the most points at the end of two rounds. The game begins by dealing every player 15 cards. The remaining cards are divided equally and placed in the center of the playing area. Place the two burritos in the center and burrito bruise tokens. You score points by matching three card sets. Some cards when played can trigger battles and they are Burrito War, Burrito Duel and Burrito Brawl. All players take the top 5 cards from their pile into their hand. The dealer says “1-2-3- Burrito” and play begins. Everyone takes the top card from their piles and discards a card from their hand to the player on their left pile. Players must have 5 cards in their hand at all times. The round continues until someone shouts “Burrito Brawl, Duel or War” and act out that scenario. The round ends when the last burrito bruise token is taken. Players score their cards sets. The player with the highest score gets the “Fear Me” tag. Round two begins just like round one.

#22. Double Ditto – Inspiration Play Store

 

Double Ditto Card Game
Double Ditto Card Game

ASIN: B00UA7O1GW Ratings: 2,309 Score: 4.7
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is played with 4 to 10 players ages 10 and up and takes about 25 minutes to play. The object of the game is to have the highest score at the end of the game. You score points by guessing the correct words the Ditto Master says his words that are close to matching the card he revealed. If a player matches they holler “Ditto” and cross off the word on their sheet. However, if other players match they also score. The game continues until all have played the role of Ditto Master and the game ends. The player with the highest score wins.

#23. Apples To Apples – Mattel Games Store

 

Apples To Apples Card Game
Apples To Apples Card Game

ASIN: B00K12LGK0 Ratings: 2,172 Score: 4.7
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is for 3 to 10 players ages 12 and up. The first judge deals 7 red cards to each player including himself. He selects the top green card from the pile. Reads the card. The players then review their 7 cards and try to select a card that closely matches the green card. They place their card face down on the table. The judge then shuffles all the red cards on the table, reads them one by one and lays them face up on the table. He selects the card they like. The winning red card player receives the green card. The winner is the player with the most green cards based on the number of players (4 green with 8 or more players, 5 with 7, 6 with 6, 7 with 5, and 8 with 4.) All players accept the judge takes a red card from the pile so they have 7 cards in there hand. The role of the judge moves clockwise to the player on the left. Keep playing until a there is a winner.

#24. Boss Monster – Brotherwise Games

 

Boss Monster Card Game
Boss Monster Card Game

ASIN: B00DK3P856 Ratings: 1,141 Score: 4.7
Awards: Amazon’s Choice

This card game is for 2 to 4 players ages 13 and up and takes about 20 minutes t0 play. You take cards to build your dungeon. The object is to defeat the hero’s before they inflict you with wounds to be eliminated from the game. Be the first boss monster to amass ten souls before you reach your damage number, you win the game. If you get 5 wounds, you are eliminated and lose the game.

#25. Ravine – Steller Factory Store

 

Ravine Card Game
Ravine Card Game

ASIN: B07JCB7DH1 Ratings: 634 Score: 4.7

This card game is played with 3 to 6 players ages 10 and up. This is a crafty, strategic, and cooperative survival game. You and the other players have just survived a plane crash, but will you survive the night? You are given a card that has an item you rescued from the plane. The players must work together to forage for food, craft a fire, and build shelters. The game consists of day and night phases. Survive a night card in the deck you live for another day. You win if at least one player survives until the “rescue card” is played. Lose all your hearts, you are eliminated from the game.

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19. Mystic Market

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20. Exploding Kittens

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21. Throw Throw Burrito

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23. Apples To Apples

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