Sure, you played "Hearts" and "Crazy Eights" and "Go Fish", maybe even an occasional game of "War" or "Old Maid".
But unless your Dad was Nick The Greek, you probably didn't know your card games well enough growing up to invite your friends over for a hand of "The Earl of Coventry" or "Frogs In The Pond" or "I Doubt It".
Now, with the help of this lost edition of "50 Card Games For Children", whenever their pockets start to itch, my kids can hustle me for extra lunch money by mastering the arcane rules of a sporting proposition like:
"Giggle A Bit" (Bob the Dealer begins by saying something like this: Henry went along a country road. He saw - after he says 'saw' he flips the top card of his pile over on the table, face up. And this is won by the first player, including Bob, to say two adjectives and a noun beginning with the same letter as the name of the card. For example for a Ten, Three or Two, "a tiny, tiresome tadpole" would do; for an Eight, "an elegant, elongated elephant". But, if two or more players shout correct words at precisely the same time, no one takes the card!
Sure, these kids may look innocent enough, but if you see them sitting down at the green felt table, keep walking, or be prepared to have your wallets emptied in a friendly game of "Turnstile"!!