Hello girls! Welcome back to our blog! Most families are spending a lot of time at home together right now. While that can be fun at first, after a few days/weeks/months, it can start to get boring. We have a great solution for ending boredom.....try to complete this new challenge that B and I are giving you! Are you ready to find out what the challenge is?
- You have been tasked with making a fun, unique card game that you can play with your family while at home! You can only use the supplies listed below.
The Supplies You can Use:
- Plain Paper/cardstock
- Notebook paper
- Colored paper/cardstock
- Markers/crayons/pencils/colored pencils
What to Do:
Step 1. Using the notebook paper, outline the rules of your new game. How many cards will there be? What will be on them? How many cards will each player get? What is the object of the game? Keep explaining and revising until you have an answer to all of these questions (and any more you come up with). Feel free to mix and match your favorite elements from a bunch of card games to come up with a new combination. While you're at it, come up with a fun name for your game, too!
Example: My new card game is called Shuffle. Shuffle will have fifty cards, and each person will be dealt 4 cards to start. There will be five styles of cards: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Unicorn (can be any color you want). The goal of the game is for someone to end up with four matching cards, and that person will win. To start the game, someone will pick up 2 cards from the "draw" pile and add them to their "hand" (set of cards). Then, they will pick one card from their hand that they don't want and they will pass it to the player on their right. The player on the right adds it to their hand, draws a card, and then passes two cards to the right, and so on until someone has a hand with four cards that all match.
Step 2. Now, design it! SInce we know how to play the game, it's now time to figure out what our cards will look like. Are they going to have solid-color backs? Will they be white with the logo of your game drawn on? You decide!
Example: Shuffle's cards are going to have white backs with an "s" on the front. The part of the card that faces you will have a colored dot indicating whether that card is red, yellow, blue, green, or unicorn.
Step 3. Make them! Using your assigned supplies, start crafting the cards for your new game! While you're at it, you might consider decorating a cute box or container to put them in, too.
Example: I think that I will store Shuffle's cards in a zip-top bag. I will write on the bag first, so that I know what should be stored in it and how many cards I should have.
Step 4. Start playing! Call your family over to the table and announce your brand-new card game. Don't forget to explain the rules thouroughly.
Example: My family likes to play games in the evening, so we can try out Shuffle then. I'll make up copies of my game's rules and give them to my family members before we play. I'll also take the first turn, so that I can demonstrate what I do.
I hope that you enjoyed this fun challenge! I am very excited to hear all about what game you created in the comments!