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Hi there card lovers!

I'm looking for simple card games in which you might play a card and add the value of the card to something. Simple addition, subtraction, child friendly game, with choices (not just an educational activity). Please share your favorites, even if you think they are well known or classics. Thanks.
 
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Lost Cities requires a fair amount of mental adding throughout the game, in addition to end-game scoring.
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JosefK wrote:

Thanks. Looking into it. There must be a ton of games that do this.

PlayBosco wrote:
Lost Cities requires a fair amount of mental adding throughout the game, in addition to end-game scoring.

Good call. I have it. Lost Cities is a great 2 player game. Does any other game come to mind? I'm looking for something that can play more players and have simple addition 11 + 12 = 23, or 3 + 6 + 9 = 18, is about the limit I think.
 
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In Japan you can easily find Pig 10, which should correspond to what you want
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Food Fight! but I'm a little biased.
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ropearoni4 wrote:
Food Fight! but I'm a little biased.


Cheers.

jujulautre wrote:
In Japan you can easily find Pig 10, which should correspond to what you want

That's the one! Cheers.
 
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Maybe Coloretto, which has addition, subtraction, and also teaches triangular numbers if you want. Could also go for Zooloretto which has a more child-friendly theme.

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Sleeping Queens is a great card game for children
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Very uplifting !
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PlayBosco wrote:
Lost Cities requires a fair amount of mental adding throughout the game, in addition to end-game scoring.


+1

My first thought was "but you're just adding scores in the end", but then I thought about how I actually play it. When you're a beginner, you might not do much counting throughout, but to play somewhat effectively, you need to count stuff all the time.

It's also a really fun game!
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Numbers League: Adventures in Addiplication
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Cha-Ching is a fun, family friendly game.. has some choices to make, and suspenseful "waiting" for that last card...
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Does Sentinels of the Multiverse qualify?

It sures gives me a headache each time I play it, from calculating everything
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No Thanks! doesn't count, does it? Perhaps only meta counting...

Anyway, I love that game. And it has numbers :-)
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The Bucket King
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This might be too stressful because there is a real-time component, but it is fun with evenly matched players who like speed games: 7 Ate 9
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Cribbage - adding up to get to 15 and 31.
Blackjack - counting to 21, includes the ace being valued at 1 or 11.
 
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Casino, uses a standard deck of cards.
 
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Zeus on the Loose is all about counting up (and sometimes down) in a common stack (aka Mount Olympus).
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Just 4 Fun might be something along the lines you are looking for.
 
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Rat-a-Tat Cat might fit the bill.
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uffegraa wrote:
Cribbage - adding up to get to 15 and 31.
Blackjack - counting to 21, includes the ace being valued at 1 or 11.

Yes, cribbage.
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Ninety-Nine

Different from the rules given, we use aces to be a choice of 1 or 11.
And we use one card with a 0 value and reverses play, and another which is simply 0.
Which card has which ability seems to vary from place to place, so you could apply your own logic to that and set them up as you like.



 
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Zeus on the Loose - a cheap small game about adding 1-10 up to 100. Ability cards let you add ten, flip numbers around etc. Keeping Zeus when you get to 100 is the goal of the game. Fun for adults when you are playing with kids.

I'll +1 for cribbage too.

Finally, if you can find it... Krypto. I had a copy when I was a kid... and I still have it!

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