Card Games For Card Playing Day + Linky

Card Games For Card Playing Day ~


December 28th is National Card Playing Day and who doesn’t love a leisurely game of cards? I know that growing up Rummy, UNO and Solitaire were probably my favorite card games. I still love Solitaire {especially on the computer} and I occasionally still play UNO, but I have not played Rummy in so long now, that I am not 100% sure I still know how to play it! However, there are tons of card games to play, so why should I limit myself to Rummy, UNO or Solitaire anyway?

Card Playing History

Card playing is so popular worldwide that there is even an International Card Playing Society. As you might assume, people across the world play card games differently and there has been much change to various card games over the years. You can read more on the evolution of card playing on their site.

Cool fact: Today our card decks feature diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades. But early Eastern playing cards featured coins, cups, swords and polo sticks.


So, gather up your friends for your favorite card game in honor of National Card Playing Day! Or even try your hand at learning a new game! Don’t own any playing cards? Check out the United States Playing Card Company for tons of brand name card choices. Bicycle Cards also offers instructions on how to play several card games including Old Maid, Poker and Blackjack.


Perhaps one of the most famous card players was “The Gambler” {aka Kenny Rogers}. “The Gambler” went on to score a #1 hot for Kenny Rogers and the song also earned him a Grammy. Pretty smooth for a card player, eh? Remember, you better know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.

Fun Card Games For National Card Playing Day

Learn a new game and be sure to add a link to yours!

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I love to play cards and had no idea there was a National Card playing day! I am there!!

  2. Jenna M Wood says:

    I must admit, I have a soft spot for UNO, but there are some other great mentions here.

  3. We always played cards when I was growing up and I still love to play card games.

  4. We’ve not ever been big card players…and wow there’s even a day dedicated to playing cards?!

  5. Our family loves card games. I never knew there was a national card playing day! What a great excuse to invite the friends and family over for some good food and cards. THANKS for sharing!

  6. I used to love card games, but they’ve kind of been pushed away by videogames/computer games. I’ll have to try to play a real round over the holidays!

  7. oh my gosh! i havent played cards in FOREVER!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  8. I grew up playing canasta and pinocle (hope I spelled those right!) We played all the time and loved it!

  9. I used to love playing Canasta with my Dad when I was younger–Also enjoy a good game of Poker now and then (penny stakes please) I find myself gravitating towards card games on the internet–but never knew there was a National Cards Day–when did this start?

    • I tried to find this out for you and can’t seem to find a for sure answer. However, I did find that even the Smithsonian is celebrating this National Card Playing Day!


  10. Who knew that there was a national card playing day. My husband is good at cards, I am not though. I play a mean game of solitaire though.

  11. we just taught my 4 year old how to play WAR!! and we are playing all the time now–so much fun!

  12. So cool to know

  13. I love playing cards! My favorite is Pinochle with my grandparents.

  14. I haven’t played cards in years. Maybe I can get my husband to play.

  15. My family loves playing card games. Uno is a favorite! I had no idea there was a National Card day. Neat!

  16. I always loved card games, whether with others or by myself. However I can’t remember the last time I used an actual deck of cards. I do play solitaire all the time online.

  17. I didn’t know that there was such a thing as national card playing day! My kids and I love playing cards!

  18. Love that song! Who knew there was a card playing day? Time to break out the cards!

  19. I didn’t know it was national card playing day! How fun! We love playing cards!

  20. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I like a lot of card games, both solitary and joint ones. i didn’t know that today was National Card Game Day

  21. We like Skipbo, Dutch Blitz and Phase 10.

  22. Sherry Compton says:

    We have always enjoyed playing the basic card games…Uno and Skip Bo are very big in my family. My daughter and husband play poker some, and my son also likes Spades. My daughter really enjoyed learning the history of the cards – how they changed through the ages and had names.

  23. Lorna Stout says:

    I love playing cards. When I was younger my favorite game was speed. My friends and I could play for hours!!

  24. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    We use to play cards all the time, man it’s been a while, we need to get back into it as a family.


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