Silly and Strategic Card Games for Family Night(s)

As we all face more time at home with our COVID “pods” (big sigh), I thought these games would be good to share. Wishing you good health. ~Kirsten

It’s Friday night and the house is…quiet. Instead of separately and silently scrolling on your devices, why not break out some card games for a rousing family game night? Not only do interactive games help kids develop motor and problem solving skills, they also create invaluable bonding moments and encourage healthy competition.


Level up your family game night with these wacky and tactful card games.


Throw Throw Burrito

Food fight!


A delightful mixture of cleverness and agility, Throw Throw Burrito is the world’s first dodgeball card game for kids, teens, and adults. Two to six players earn points by collecting matching sets of cards faster than their opponents while simultaneously throwing and dodging squishy foam burritos. If you’re hit by an airborne burrito you lose points, but hit someone and you steal those player’s points. While some Burrito Battles involve a handful of players, others force the entire table to go Burrito War! Clear away the breakables and antiques, because you’ve never played a game with your family quite like this.


What Do You Meme? Family Edition

You've all seen them.


Tired of explaining what memes are to your grandparents? What Do You Meme? Family Edition will finally relieve that burden with a mighty good time. Compete to create the funniest memes by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption the photo card in each round. To win rounds and be crowned meme royalty, make sure to play to the rotating judge’s unique sense of humor. Each game contains 300 caption cards and 65 photo cards, so the laughs and surprises are endless.


Kids Against Maturity

The age appropriate spin-off of a modern classic.


Kids Against Maturity is the perfect parental tool to approach playtime and family time. Each player gets 10 white answer cards and takes turns asking the blue question cards. Each question asker chooses the funniest answer, and the player with the highest amount of most amusing responses wins the game. One set includes 500 question and answer cards, allowing for 40,000 unique card combinations. With age-appropriate humor for kids and innuendos for adults, this is a game the whole family will enjoy.


Phase 10

The race is on.


Like its name suggests, Mattel’s Phase 10 is a rummy-type game where players compete to complete 10 varied phases. Each specific phase is a combination of cards composed of sets, runs, colors, or all three. Players must complete one phase before advancing to the next round, and whoever finishes all phases first wins the game. Just when someone has taken the lead, Special Action “Wild” and “Skip” cards deliver shocking, game-changing moments that will leave everyone on the edge of their couch cushions.


Beat That

The ultimate battle of random skills.


Can you bounce two balls into two cups at the same time using only one hand? Bet on your ability to successfully complete a series of any of the 160 ridiculous Beat That! challenges using an assortment of random objects including dice, chopsticks, measuring tape, and more. Bounce, flip, stack, hop, roll, blow, balance and catapult your way to victory in this game that will bring big fun to the whole family.

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