We had a fun weekly game night with some games we picked up from Peaceable Kingdom this week. We played This or That and we also played with some fun playing cards and played some of our favorite kid-friendly card games. It was a great way to spend a Wednesday night with family halfway through a busy week.
This or That:
This or That is a famiy cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom. It’s a really fun game where can can learn all about your family and friends. It’s really easy to play and full of laughs. We learned so much about each other while playing, it is one of our favorite games.
A This or That bag
This or That Playing Pieces
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
This game is designed for ages 10 and up and for 2-8 players. I honestly think you could play with as many players as you like, there are a ton of playing pieces. I think the age limit is so high because of the questions, some might be considered not suitable for younger kids. However, we played with my 8-year-old and she loved it. She did need help reading her pieces sometimes but she had a lot of fun with it. It’s great for families because it’s fun for all ages. Our kids are spread out in ages so this is a really fun one because we all enjoy it. It’s great for a large group or an ice breaker for a group of people getting to know each other. We had a blast playing it.
The gameplay is very easy. To set up you will put all of your playing pieces into the bag and shake it up. Put it in the middle of the playing area so everyone can reach it.
On your turn, you will draw a piece and read both sides. Choose which one you want to answer and read it out loud. Don’t say your answer yet though. Each of the other players will take turns saying what they think you will say. After everyone has stated their guesses reveal your answer. There is no score keeping in this game.
If you draw a black piece, read both sides and choose which one you like most. Read it out loud and each player will answer the question. This makes it a fun way to learn about each other.
After you finish your turn put the piece in front of you. Keep playing until everyone has answered five times.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a blast playing it. It was fun to see how well we knew each other. We had a lot of laughs from some of the answers too. This would be a really fun party game with a big group or as an ice-breaker type game. I used to be a counselor and this would have been a fun one with my counseling groups to have a fun and light way to learn about each other.
Be mindful of the age restrictions. Some of the questions might be on borderline for younger children. Overall I found it to be a fun family-friendly game but for really young kids they may not understand them.
Where Can You Find It:
Available from Peaceable Kingdom
4 Kid-Friendly Card Games:
Peaceable Kingdom has a bunch of fun themed playing cards. We picked up this set with donuts on them. My 8-year-old just loves them. So tonight we played four of our favorite kid-friendly card games that we wanted to share with our readers.
Slap Jack is one of our favorite games. My daughter calls it Slap a Stupid Jack though. It’s really easy to play. Deal out the cards evenly among the players. Turn over your cards at the same time in the middle of the playing area. If you see a jack then slap it as fast as you can. Who ever slaps the jack fastest gets to collect it and all the other cards in the middle at the time and add them to their deck. Keep playing until all the players but one are out of cards.
Go Fish is also super easy. A fun was to learn about matching and making patterns and sets. To play shuffle the cards and deal 7 to each player. The remaining cards should be spread out in the middle of the playing area. On your turn look at your cards (don’t show them to anyone else). Choose another player and ask them for a card you have in your hand. If they have that card they will give you all of the cards they have that match what you asked for. You are allowed to now ask another player for a card. If they do not have what you asked for they will instruct you to go fish. Draw a card from the middle. If you match what you asked for you get to go again. If not then your turn ends. Your goal is to match all four of each number and face card. When you have all four you can place them facedown in front of you. You can only ask for cards you have and if someone asks you for a card you have to give them all you have that match. Keep playing until all the cards are matched. The winner is the player with the most matched sets.
War is one of those classic card games that my daughter loves. To begin shuffle the cards and deal them evenly to all the players. Now you will take turns turning over one card in the center. Each player turns over a card at the same time. The player with the highest card wins that round and takes the cards in the middle. If you tie (have the same card) you will deal three cards face down in the middle and then flip over a fourth on top. The highest card of that fourth card is the winner and collects all the cards in the middle. Keep playing until only one player has all the cards.
Memory match is a great way to have fun and improve their memory. Choose some cards that match and then shuffle them. Lay them out in rows face down. Now take turns flipping over two cards at a time trying to find matches. If you find a match you collect it and go again until you miss. Keep playing until all the cards are matched. The winner is the player with the most matches.
Grab Your Playing Cards Today:
Available from Peaceable Kingdom
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