Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids and one lazy dog, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Poker, Gin, Euchre, Old Maid...What's Your Poison?

Today is Card Playing Day! I remember sitting around my Grandma's table playing Crazy 8's and other card games. My boys love playing Memory and Uno. We're starting to branch out into other games, although Higgins is still too young for a lot of them. We play pokerEuchre, and a few other games with friends and family. Whenever we go on vacation, I make sure to throw in a couple decks of cards.

What are your favorite card games?

History of Playing Cards:
  • Playing cards were invented in ancient China.
  • In the late 14th century, playing cards made their way into Europe.
  • The heart, spade, diamond, and club suits came from France (about 1480).
  • The joker was introduced by the United States, probably for the game of Euchre.
  • There are different sizes of cards. The two most common sizes are poker (or B8) at 2.5x3.5 inches, and bridge at 2.25x3.5 inches.

GAMES:
Uno Mickey Mouse
Uno Moo
Curious George Memory
Super Mario Memory
Crazy 8's

LINKS:
Wiki, Playing Card
Bicycle Cards
How To Play Poker
How To Play Euchre

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