I’m always on the hunt for new games to play. Many nights we play a game together as a family before the boys go to bed. We have done this since they were little. We have a large selection of games. We play board games, card games, new game, old games and pretty much any game we have.
We really enjoy card games especially on nights that we do not have as much time to play. There is typically very little set up and not a huge learning curve.
I recently purchased two new card games…. Rage and Dos.
We played Dos first. This is the squeal to Uno. We struggled with this game a bit as the directions seemed to be missing a few key pieces. We ended up pulling up a few you tube videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1VgsYLFxQ) and that helped a great deal in understanding how to play this game.
When you play Dos you deal out 7 cards to each player Two cars are then turned up in the middle. On your turn you match the number on the card(s) in the middle. You can match it exactly or play two cards that add up to the number. If you match the color and number you get a color match which give you the opportunity to play an extra card down in the middle. If you play an addition set that is a color match (all three cards are the same color), you get to play an extra card in the middle and your opponents have to each take an new car for their hand. You have to say Dos when you have two cards left. First person to play all their cards wins. We haven’t played with scoring just yet since we tend to wait until we’ve fixed the learning curve first.
If you have ever played Oh Hell, 10 up/10 down, they you’ve played a game very similar to Rage. The directions on this game were very well written and we were able to figure it out after a few hands.
This is a trick bidding game with a few twists. The first round you deal out 10 cards, the next 9 then 8 and so on until you get to 1.
After the cards are all dealt, you turn the top card over and that color becomes trump. You then bid on how many tricks you expect to take.
There are a variety of specialty cards that effect the trump that is used in that round a play. Some also effect the scoring. If you get the exact number or tricks you bid, you get an extra 10 points on your score.
Both of these games are a lot of fun. We played them with all four of us, and Colby and I played them just the two of us. It was better with more players, but just as good with just two players. I’m sure they will be pulled out often to play!
Do you play games with your family? What games do you like to play?