Online Card Games

Online card games are those card games that you can play on the Internet, either with a person or with a robot, but usually with another person. Oftentimes many players can play at one time, depending on the game of choice. These online card games can be just for fun, or they can be a gambling endeavor, in which players pay a certain amount to play, and winners earn cash prizes. Online card games in which you can gamble are legal in most places right now, but they might not be that way forever, so get your gaming in while you can. Several websites on the Internet allow solo-player and multi-player card games. Here is a random sampling of some of the online gaming sites.

Net Cards ( is a shareware free format program that allows any card game using the standard 52-card pack (with jokers if needed) to be played over the Internet.

Game Zone ( offers the traditional Bridge, Hearts, Spades, and Euchre games.

Yahoo! Games ( offers Bridge, Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Poker, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Sheepshead, Blackjack and Canasta.

Game Colony ( offers head to head games and multi-player tournaments, which can be played free or for cash. The games listed include Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Solitaire and Dominoes.

Case’s Ladder Online ( features online play versus computer/real opponent, automated online leagues and a tournament ranking system.

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Math Card Games

Developing a child’s analytical and math skills at an early age is a very important. The best way to introduce math and problem solving skills to a young child is through presenting it to them in the form of a game.

Commonly Used Games

There are many card games today being slightly modified for teaching math to young children. All of us are familiar with the game “Uno,” perhaps even played it a few times when we were younger. That game can easily be modified to help teach children develop their multiplication skills. In the game “Uno,” you must place cards in a pile according to color or number. For example, if it is your turn and the card in play is a blue three, you must either play a blue card or a three of any color. The way to modify this game to help teach children math skills is to make them multiply the two numbers being played together before completing their turn. For example, a blue five is showing and you play a blue three, so before you complete your turn, you must multiply the two numbers and come up with fifteen.

Another card game that can be used to help with a child’s math skills is blackjack. Although this game is originally intended for gambling purposes, it can aid in the development of a child’s mental addition capabilities. This game forces you to add up your cards quickly, while using your mental addition skills only. For example, a child is dealt a seven and a six. They must immediately know that they are holding thirteen. If they take one more card and get a five they must quickly figure out that they have a total of eighteen. Knowing their card count, as well as how much more they need to reach twenty-one will help them with both their mental addition and subtraction skills.

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