Rain can put a dampener on any camping experience, especially if the downpour last longer than two days.
If you have ever experienced a rainy day with kids while camping, then you’ll know how painful it can be – not to mention, boring.
So, to help you through those rainy days, here are a couple of ‘kid friendly’ card games.
Give these games a go and we guarantee they will keep your family and friends occupied for hours on end.
It takes a special deck to play UNO, but you can pick them up in any news agency or supermarket.
The nice thing about bringing along an UNO deck of cards is that up to 10 players can play on the same deck, making this a good card game for large camping groups.
You will need a standard deck of playing cards for each member of the camping party. Each player deals out a standard solitaire set and plays alone. The difference is that all the Aces go into the middle and any player can place one of their cards over anyone else’s cards as they pile up on top of the Aces.
The round ends either when the first player gets rid of all 52 cards or when everybody has reached a point where they can’t go any further.
This game is best for young kids. The objective of the game is to collect a set of 4 cards. A player can collect cards by asking the players for a card, however you must have at least one card of that rank first. If you receive the cards then you can play one more turn. In case the player does not have the requested rank you would be told to Go Fish. In this case you have to take 4 cards from the top of the pile. As you make set of 4 cards they are discarded to the pile and player who gets rid of his cards wins the game.
Poker is a great way for a family to pass the time during a camping trip. You can play for lollies or even for who cleans up dinner. Poker is ideally played by a group of five to seven people.
This game is best for 2 players. However more than 2 can play but the cards may not be spread out evenly. At the start, the cards are spread evenly among players. Each player has to put one card from the top of his stack to the center of the table. If two consecutive cards are identical then players have to shout “SNAP” and place their hand over the center pile. Whoever does this fastest will take the pile and place it at the bottom of his deck. Player who acquires the entire deck wins the game.