Card Games for Smart Kids
Card games are great fun--and learning new games can magically enhance kids' skills! To play a game, children must master rules, develop mental strategies to compete successfully, understand the objectives, evaluate their own (and their opponents') strengths and weaknesses, learn routine procedures and probabilities, keep track of the goings-on, and make long-range plans. Plus, games force them to respond quickly and to deal socially with others. Try out activities that stress language skills and reading, number concepts, and divergent thinking. Search through the classification of games to find those appropriate for your child's age, abilities, interests, and needs. Very young kids can play Big Bango, Donkey, Jacks Wild, and Turkish delight. Asa Pilia Tutto demands a quick response; Coffee Pot, Four in a Row, and Nine to Zero require skill; Bezique, Black Maria, and Turnover Totals have complex rules. If you've got a crowd, Alliteration, Frustration, and Gimme are great. From games of chance to games of computation, it's the good-time way to work. 128 pages, 53 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
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Grandmas Solitaire 12 Plus or Minus One 13 Plus
Knuckles 26 Bichos 28 Finders
Fallout 59 King 61 NineFiveTwo 64
Add and Subtract 86 Zero 88 Jackblack
In Between 104 Black Maria 105 One Hundred
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12 Players 13 points 25 points 50 points adult Players Ages bets bezique card faceup card games card playing Cards Ace cards are dealt Cards Cards cards in sequence cards totaling chips or tokens Clubs Coffee pot Right Contract count Crazy Eights dealer's left deck of cards denomination Diamonds Equipment A deck face cards face value facedown cards facedown pile faceup card faceup pile five cards follow suit four cards Game The object Hearts Jackblack jokers key cards layout Learning Skills lowest meld meld cards Mensa Mensa International opponents pack picks a card play a card Play continues Play Players Play The player player in turn player who played playing cards Point Value points King points Queen poker Queen of Spades Rummy run of four Scopa score set of three shuffle solitaire Spades Subtract top card trump card turned-up card Value of Cards wild card winner