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Our favorite card games.
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Light hearted card games
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Strategy and skill matter in these card games
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Selected games that won't bore adults or kids
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Pinochle, Cribbage, Euchre and such
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Playing cards - you won't believe our selection
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Royal All Plastic Playing Cards
Price $4.95

2.5 x 3.5 inch cards are 100% plastic for long wear and washability.

Delivered in a plastic carrying case with clear lid.

1864 Poker Deck
Price $5.95

Reproduction of a Civil War era poker deck with full-length, single-ended court figures. Corners are square, not rounded. Box reproduced with original tax stamps showing hand cancellation June 2, 1864.

Uno Card Game
Our Price: $6.95

America's #1 card game.  A compelling combination of skill and luck.  Fun for all ages, but younger players especially love it.
Wizard Card Game - Original Edition
Retail Price $7.95
Price $7.95
Sale Price: $7.95

Wizard is a several times selection of Games Magazine. Wizard is a trumps and bidding game which is easier for kids than hearts (fewer cards to hold, quicker rounds) and as appealing to adults as euchre. In the first round, each player gets one card; there will be one trick. Everyone bids. In the second round there are two tricks. Total of bids may or may not equal the number of tricks available. At the end of the round, each player who makes his bid gets 20 points plus 10 per trick one. Miss your bid and lose 10 points per trick.

Here's how one thoughtful reader responded, "Hi - I'm not too happy with your review of Wizard. We are four adult female relatives who happily play Wizard all afternoon once a week, and have done so for two years straight! It's like Spades plus wild cards, only better. It's a wonderful, wonderful game and I can't figure out why it's not better known - but I don't know anyone who's heard of it.* It's much more interesting than Euchre because of the added risk, and also because it calls for more skill in bidding and taking tricks; that's not a good comparison (Euchre bores us). It's a TERRIFIC game and we're so glad I happened on it at your Keystone Crossing store! - Mary et al. (Indianapolis) Mary also wrote, "We wore out enough sets of cards that we eventually bought plastic cards and made up our own sets, buying blank cards to label 'Wizards'. The cards are not of great quality - poorer quality than generic poker cards you can buy in the drug store."

Another customer testimonial came when I was showing Wizard to a customer in our store recently. A shopper who happened to be standing nearby chimed in. She said, "Our family loves Wizard...even the people who claim not to like cards. We call it the card game for people who don't play card games." She made the sale. * Note to Mary, somebody has heard of Wizard. It has led our card games department in sales for the past two years.

Quiddler *On Sale*
Price $11.95
Sale Price: $9.67

A fast, appealing, and inexpensive word card game. Sort of a gin rummy with words. You start with three cards in your first hand, four on your next, and so on until you are dealt ten cards for your last hand. The challenge is to meld your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use high scoring letters, but don't get caught with them uncombined. Quiddler rewards forming even short words because there is a bonus for making the most words in each round. Another bonus is rewarded for the longest word played in the round. Quicker and less intimidating than Scrabble Appealing card designs. Solitaire rules included.


Publisher The Set Game Company produces several high quality games, the most popular of which are Set, Quiddler, and Five Crowns.  Be sure and check them out!

Blink
Price $9.95

Blinkô is the lightning fast game where two players race to be the first to play all of their cards. Using sharp eyes and fast hands, quickly try to match the shape, count, or color on the cards. Be the first player out of cards, and win!

Contents: 56 Symbol Cards Quick Play Rules

New from the folks who brought us Apples to Apples, an all-time Game Preserve fave.

Five Crowns
Price $9.95

Five Crowns is not over 'til the kings go wild. This game is very popular for several reasons. It is easily learned, yet addictive.

Fortunes can change quickly, so even if behind, one has hope. Five Crowns is fun for 2 or more. Kids, teens, and adults all

enjoy playing.

There are five suits in five bright colors. In the first round play three cards, threes are wild. Next, four cards; fours are wild.

Remember, the game's not over 'til the kings go wild. The pace is fast and luck is more important than skill.

Publisher The Set Game Company produces several high quality games, the most popular of which are Set, Quiddler, and Five Crowns. Be sure and check them out!

Rat a Tat Cat
Price $9.95

Would you believe that we discontinued this item at one time? Then friends and the Mensa Hall of Fame urged us to give it a try. Fun, fun, fun. We've played at home every night for a week. This is a game that can be played by children as young as 6. All of us are over 13, but still enjoy it. We have customers who are on their second or third set, having worn out previous decks. Mechanics of play are unusual but simple to learn.

You are trying to end the game with the fewest points on your four face-down cards. One wrinkle is that you may only peek at two of your cards as the game begins. Draw a card from the pile, then choose whether to discard it or substitute for one of your 4 cards. Because you sometimes do not know what a card in your hand is, you may put a pretty good card into your own hand and end up discarding a great card for the next player. On the other hand, a "Swap" card sometimes allows you to do the "pole cat pass" where you stick an opponent with one of your lousy cards while making off with his low point cards. "Peek" and "Draw Two" power cards turn up occasionally, allowing players to maneuver and strategize further. Witty pictures of cats (the good guys--low points) and rats (bad guys--high points) illustrate each of the 54 cards. Winner of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Best Toy Award and the 1996 Mensa Best New Mind Game.

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Slamwich
Price $9.95

A quotation from the game's box: "Parental Alert: A sharp eye and fast hand will prevail, so be warned when you play this game with children." There are 55 amusingly-illustrated, slice-of-bread-shaped cards. Players take turn flipping over a card. Slap the pile when a Slamwich has been built, but don't "Slip Slap" or you lose a card. Very nice components.

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