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Fun Card Games for Fourth Through Sixth Graders

Just because the tweens in your life might spend most of their time in front of screens doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy card games just like younger kids or adults. We’re rounding up a few of the best card games that are ideal for that particular tween age when keeping young minds purposefully occupied — without a high-tech gadget — can be a tall order.

We like that this card game comes with a convenient carrying pouch. All you need is at least two players to begin the game and it’s ideal for kids ages 8 and older.

If you have kids with short attention spans, you’ll like that this card game has a playing time of roughly 10 minutes. It’s perfect for family game nights.

The interesting thing about this card game is that the Farkle card — while hurting your score in the beginning — can help you gain bonus points at the end of the game. Tweens will enjoy the strategizing required to win at Farkle Flip.

Children will ask other players questions to help deduce the scene of the crime, the weapon and “whodunnit.” Clue works best with three to four players.

In this fast-paced card game, players will work to accumulate ingredients to make tasty treats. This game teaches strategy skills and is ideal for kids ages 7 and older.

Expert Commentary

These intermediate games are perfect for your grade-school, pre-teen children. Game night is an essential way to have good old fashioned fun away from the TV and other screens that occupy our lives. These games are perfect for your next family night in!

Our Expert Consultant

Julia Yoo

Julia is an avid reader and writer and has experience as a former undergraduate teaching assistant and tutor. She is from the Midwest and has lived on both the East and West coasts. She holds a bachelor of science and an MBA from MIT.


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Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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