Best Card Games 2018

By | 02/01/2018

Card Games More Popular Than Ever

According to MailOnline (sourced 31/12/17), the sales of card and board games soared by 20 per cent last year. They pick out two games – Racing Demons and Exploding Kittens – as likely to remain very popular in the category card games 2018. Here at Must Have Toys, we love card games. This is our pick of the games to play in 2018.

Card Games 2018 Dobble

Dobble enjoys continued success. It’s been one of the best-sellers in Toys & Games on Amazon for most of the year with well over 2000 5 star reviews. A brilliant game for all the family and perfect to take on holiday. There is also Star Wars DobbleRead our post on Dobble. And new in the last couple of months – Animals Dobble.

Card Games 2018 Dobble

Card Games 2018 Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is a bit of a phenomenon. It’s a family-friendly game for 2-5 players from 7 years+ but there is an older version so check age-suitability carefully. It is an Amazon best-seller and scores 4.5 stars from nearly 1000 reviews on the site. Read our post on Exploding Kittens.

Card Games 2018 Exploding Kittens

Card Games 2018 Fake News

‘Fake News’ was named word of the year 2017 by dictionary publisher Collins (reported on BBC News website 2/11/17) so this game is about as topical as you can get. For older children (12+) and adults, it asks: Can you tell the difference between fake news and an actual news story? and importantly, can you convince others that your lies are real?

Card Games 2018 Fake News

Card Games 2018 Go Sushi

Go Sushi has been around a couple of years but we discovered it in 2017. It’s a fast, fun game which involves passing cards in an effort to make the best sushi meal for the most points. The sushi passes round rather like it does on a conveyor belt in a sushi restaurant. Great game to take on holiday. Tested and recommended by us for families with children six-years+.

Card Games 2018 Go Sushi

Card Games 2018 GUBS

We were introduced to GUBS by American relatives. It’s now our ‘go-to’ game for rainy days and holidays. Suitable for older children aged 10+. It does take a little while to learn the attributes of all the cards and develop strategies. The aim is to build the mightiest Gub colony but there’s many traps, lures and other surprising events along the way. You never know when the last card will turn and who will win.

Card Games 2018 Gubs

Card Games 2018 Sussed All Sorts

Sussed is a family-friendly card game for ages six-years+. It’s a quiz with the difference: instead of trivia or general knowledge, the questions are about your fellow players. The promise is that this games gets everyone listening as well as talking; because no matter how well you think you know someone, you’ve never got them totally sussed. There are other family-friendly Sussed games but there is also one for adults only so check age-suitability carefully.

Card Games 2018 Sussed

Card Games 2018 Randomise

Randomise is a family-friendly party game in the style of Charades or Pictionary. Teams compete to act, draw or describe random identities, for example: a confused octopus eating spaghetti. You can imagine the fun there is to be had. One of the beauties of Randomise is that it seems a big game in a small box. There are 110 cards that easily pop in your bag for holidays and easy storage. Not expensive to buy, this would make a perfect birthday present for someone aged eight-years+.

Card Games 2018 Randomise

Card Games 2018 Educational Card Games

There are so many benefits from playing card games. Not only do they offer the chance for families to spend quality time together away from the distractions of phones, tablets and telly, they also have educational benefits such as learning strategies, taking turns and matching skills. But there are also many card games which aim to teach or practice specific skills such as flags, times tables and spelling. The link above takes you to a selection for all ages on Amazon.

Except where stated, all views are our own. Sometimes toys and games are listed for certain age-groups or genders. This is only a guide to reflect popular search terms. We’re not making any judgements or recommendations. Please check suitability – including age suitability – very carefully before making a purchase. This page contains affiliate links – what does this mean?