East Texas Family Activity Guide
What is your family’s card game?
When I was growing up, it seems like every family had a card game they played together.
When my mom and her mother got together, they played Pounce. When my grandparents got together with their friends, they played Bridge. When little kids were around, we played Go Fish. When we all got together, we played Spades.
The beauty of having a family card game is that you can play it anywhere. My family and I have played Spades on airplanes, in cars, in restaurants, and while camping. You can put a deck of cards in your pocket, glove compartment, or carry-on bag and play anywhere.
Most importantly, we played Spades at family reunions and after holiday dinners. We usually play partners, which gives chance for different family members to spend time together working as a team.
Once your family has a card game, you can enjoy memories of playing together over years or decades.
SETX Family Magazine Tip: There are a lot of variations you can play. Down the road, when people start recommending them we like: Take 10 tricks for 200 points and no trading cards if you go nello. You don’t have to know what any of that means to start playing.