Slapjack cardgame for kids

Beginner’s Card Game


Age: 4+

Number of players: 2-5

Setup: Start with a full deck of 52 playing cards and choose someone to be the dealer. The cards will be dealt face down to all players until they are all in each player’s hand, or their Gamewright Little Hands Playing Card Holder. It’s fine if some players have more cards than others.

Gameplay: The player on the left of the dealer starts the game by taking the top card on their pile and placing it face up in the middle of the table. Going clockwise each person flips their top card face up and places it on top of the pile in the middle of the table.

The exciting part happens when a jack is placed on the pile and everyone tries to be the first to “slap” the jack. The first player to slap the jack gets the whole pile of cards in the middle of the table. The person to the left of the winner of the slap goes first. If someone runs out of cards they have one chance to slap the next jack. If they are not successful in slapping the next jack they are out of the game. Play continues until all players are out of cards.

How to win: Be the last person standing.


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Gamewright Little Hands Playing Card Holder

Gamewright Little Hands Playing Card Holder

Do you remember being 5 years old trying to hold 10 or more cards in your hands? The Little Hands Playing Card Holder solves this problem with a simple paddle design that will hold over 10 cards. It’s not only great for kids, but people who have arthritis or muscular disabilities. Holding your cards will be as simple as holding a fly swatter. Speaking of which, it might just work as one. So, stop watching your kids struggle with their cards and get one of these today!

MRSP: $6.99