If you are like countless other Americans right now, you’re likely inside at home. Sure, rewatching The Office for the sixth time is one way to pass the time, but have you considered instead picking up a pack of cards?
Playing cards can be used for dozens of different games, and you probably know how to play at least one or two already. However, do you know how many games you can play with just one deck of cards? It’s kind of insane. There are countless card games you probably haven’t even heard of.
If you’re interested in learning any of these games, the Bicycle website is an amazing resource. There are filters for you to help pick out the perfect game for you or your group, depending on how many people are playing, what type of game you want to play, and which games work best with different age ranges.
Once you select a game, you can read all the rules you need to know to play it. Some games also have related games at the bottom of their rules page, so if you like what you play, you’ll be able to try out other similar games easily.
The Bicycle website includes articles on other card-related activities, including magic tricks, cardistry, and the general history of playing cards. There are also interviews with poker players, magicians and artists to discuss everything related to cards.
If you aren’t by a computer, Bicycle also has an app that offers similar functionality. As an added feature, the app allows you to mark games as favorites so you can access their rules faster. The Bicycle How To Play app is available for free on both iOS and Android devices.
While all of this information is provided by Bicycle, you can play these games with any deck of cards you may have laying around your house, unless the rules of a particular game dictate that additional special equipment is needed, such as chips or a second deck of cards.
So what do you think? Are you going to get your family or roommates together for a game of cards this week? What are some of your favorite card games to play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.