Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Super Fun Family Card Games: 75 Games for All Ages

Super Fun Family Card Games contains a wide variety of new (and old) standards. Released 10th March 2020 from Callisto on their Rockridge Press imprint, it's 178 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats (ebook available now). It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers this book is currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

 The book has a logical and easy to understand format. The introduction gives some background and segues directly into the games, arranged by number of players (2+, 2, and solitaire), and further divided into easy-medium-and difficult levels. Each of the tutorials includes a header with general info including age-recommendations, difficulty, number of players, and a rough estimate of time commitment per game. Objectives are listed along with materials (number of decks, special cards removed or added, etc).  Dealing patterns are well described as are numbered playing instructions for each card game. Variations are listed in highlighted footers at the end of the playing instructions.

This is *definitely* going to be part of my 'cabin weekend family survival kit'. There are a lot of games here with which I was previously unfamiliar (as well as the standard favorites), and having all of them listed in one place is great!

Four stars. This is a nice collection.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes .

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