Cards on the table! Whether for game night, to break up long car journeys or on holiday: Zoch card games always cut a fine figure and have boundless fun in store! Get to know our game hits and find out how your child can benefit from playing with card games by clicking here.
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All in All601105162
The players explore space portals to find curious space relics and snatch them from their fellow players. If a mission fails, those who did not land in time go home empty-handed. Only those who venture far into the depths of the universe can bring lots of space junk to their own home planet and win. A truly galactic adventure! 3-6 players from 10 years up. Author: Thorsten Landsvogt
Auf der Hut601105179
In the centre of the table are princess, pirate, jester, cook and other playing cards that want to be provided with the matching headdress. Concealed above them, hats are waiting to be uncovered and moved to the correct head. This is done secretly, so that the players have to follow the "invisible" headdresses attentively to notice when a matching head/hat combination has formed somewhere. Those who are not on their guard quickly get a bald head, which only disappears again under a wonder hat. "Auf der Hut" is a fun and accessible card game for children and families and lasts about 20 minutes. It was developed by Alexey Konnov, Alexey Paltsev and Anatoly Shklyarov and lovingly illustrated by Michele Cavaloti. Author: Alexey Konnov, Alexey Paltsev, Anatoly Shklyarov
Da ist der Wurm drin - Das Kartenspiel601105181
The players play worm cards of different lengths face down so that they "disappear into the ground". If you remember the position of your own worms and observe where the other players place their cards, you can now try to pull the longest worms out of the ground - and possibly make mini worms "attractive" to the other players. The player who grows the five longest worms in his own display wins. The card game uses the popular sequences of its big game sister and bestseller DA IST DER WURM DRIN and implements them in a handy card format. Again and again, worms disappear underground and reappear in daylight - which children especially love. DA IST DER WURM DRIN is also an indispensable part of every child's room as a card game. The game was invented by Carmen Kleinert and lovingly illustrated by Heidemarie Rüttinger.
Geistesblitz 5 vor 12601105054
Geistesblitz 5 vor 12 The ingenious brain twister now comes along with 9 pieces, new rules and never-ending playing fun. Geistesblitz 5 vor 12 is a reaction game in a class of its own, combining witty playfulness, confusion, combinatorial suspense and thrills in a unique manner. Grab it, call for it, mirror it! for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up
Heckmeck am Karteneck601105166
Heckmeck am Karteneck is the game where ripped-off chickens shovel the worms a la carte from the grill. Dinner is served. Tasty portions of fried worms are waiting to be fetched from the grill. In turn, the chickens play out their card stakes. Whoever quits earlier gets less, but still has cards up his sleeve for later rounds. Clever play is made by those who judge their hand of cards well at the right moment and can thus get hold of the most valuable portions. A must for all Heckmeck lovers. Author: Reiner Knizia
Claro is the clearest card game in the world. Everything is clear with no more than two rules: 1. "Always play a card!"… well, that was clear. 2. "Be the last player who can do this!"… again, totally clear. It is also completely clear that each card allowed is clearly higher than the one previously played. Clearly enough, stars of the same color on two cards are also OK. Exciting. Captivating. Claro. For 3-6 players, aged 7 and up. Author: Joseph M. Allué
Now, even children from 4 years on can play this game and show flashes of inspiration. Piglet, frog, ghost, and chick are waiting in the middle of the table. The cards show three of them in different colors. The objective is to grab whatever comes up in its original color. For children 6 years and up, the ghost occasionally appears in a dark nightgown. This means: hands off all figures! Geistesblitz Junior lets children feel their strengths, creates vividness and fosters concentration, and provides quick-witted playing fun. Review: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww1306pPzik Author: Jacques Zeimet
Kings & Creatures601105160
There are plenty of shells and sand in the ankle-deep sand trenches. Those who collect enough of them in competition with their fellow players can build a total of four sand castles. These differ in size, value and required building material. In the end, the best castles are those that escape the approaching tide by a hair's breadth. And that can end incredibly close ... Author: Nicko Böhnke
Those who form suits of up to 6 cards are rewarded with valuable MANA pieces. If you only keep an eye on your own display, you won‘t get far because you may only add cards of already played suits to OTHERS! So if you help your fellow players in a particularly lucrative way, you do yourself some good. Whoever „selflessly“ like that lets himself be showered with MANA and rows of cards which have helped the most to his fellow players ... and wins. For 3-4 players, 8+ years.
Wie die Wombats601105169
You rarely see many wombats alone. But where are the fewest and where are the most? As quickly as possible, the team of players makes a hopefully correct estimate of the number and location of wombats scurrying across the meadows. To do so, they face the task of laying out all wombat cards to create a pattern that shows the cute little animals in ascending order of their frequency on the cards. Part of the teamwork is also to turn over the sand timer every time a minute seems to have fewer seconds than players expected. Wie die Wombats is a fast-paced cooperative eye-and-brain twister, where nothing is as little as it seems, but many things are much more than they look. For 1-6 players, aged 8 and up. Author: Thomas Schneider-Axmann
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Product bundles consisting of: Silencio | All in All | Claro Article number: 601105142 Product: Silencio Silencio is the wordless card game that challenges players to think and act for each other. All players form a team together. However, they are not allowed to speak a word to each other. The goal is to play four suits of cards together in a row of matching numbers. Each new card played must have a higher value than the last card played of the same suit. Depending on whether the value of the new card directly follows the value of the previous card or not, the player on the turn causes different effects. If the team uses these effects skilfully, they can jointly play as many cards as possible. For 2-4 players aged 10 and up, game duration 15 minutes. Test the game on Tabletopia: https://tabletopia.com/games/silencio-2020 Author: César Gómez Bernardino Article number: 601105162 Product: All in All The players explore space portals to find curious space relics and snatch them from their fellow players. If a mission fails, those who did not land in time go home empty-handed. Only those who venture far into the depths of the universe can bring lots of space junk to their own home planet and win. A truly galactic adventure! 3-6 players from 10 years up. Author: Thorsten Landsvogt Article number: 601105171 Product: Claro Claro is the clearest card game in the world. Everything is clear with no more than two rules: 1. "Always play a card!"… well, that was clear. 2. "Be the last player who can do this!"… again, totally clear. It is also completely clear that each card allowed is clearly higher than the one previously played. Clearly enough, stars of the same color on two cards are also OK. Exciting. Captivating. Claro. For 3-6 players, aged 7 and up. Author: Joseph M. Allué
Fighting boredom with card games
Card games – along with board games and dice games – are among the most popular and widespread games of all. The reasons for this are obvious: the compact games take up hardly any space, offer a variety of game options and promise massive fun round after round. At Zoch, you will find a wide range of popular card games for children that are just waiting for you to try them out.
What is a card game?
The name “card game” actually says quite precisely what such a game is about. It refers to products based on playing cards, the majority of which do not have a board or other components that require a more complex structure.
Card games – fun for rainy days at home and on the road
Packed quickly, stowed away to save space and always with you: card games perfect for on the go. They take up hardly any space in the bag, can be played without lengthy set-up and thus allow maximum flexibility. They are therefore ideal as fun companions on excursions, longer journeys and on holiday.
How do you benefit from playing card games?
These are the concrete benefits that card games bring to children, and occasionally to adults:
Language & mathematics
Many games of this kind work with linguistic elements and numbers in one form or another. Playing these games helps your child to develop their language skills as well as their understanding of numbers and arithmetic.
Winning & losing
Is your child angry when he or she loses, proud of a victory, or excitedly waiting for the next move? These are all opportunities for them to deal with their emotions in a playful way. But adults can also benefit from play in this respect and learn to become fair winners or good losers.
Card games encourage you and your child to stay focused and to react quickly at the right moment. In this way, you train your ability to concentrate and your reaction speed.
Like almost all games, card games for children also involve certain rules. This is a great way for your child to get used to understanding and following rules.
From what age are card games suitable for children?
Basically, there are card games for almost every age. It depends very much on the content of the individual game, for which age group it is suitable.
Kids from the age of three can be introduced to playing with short games that promote perception and work with clear motifs and colours instead of numbers. In this context, they train their fine motor skills, where they can be supported by a cardholder if necessary.
Children of pre-school age are easily inspired by knowledge games. Matched to the ability to concentrate, the games should not exceed a duration of about 30 minutes, whereby the focus can be on counting and arithmetic, reaction speed and language skills for maximum promotional effect.
For new primary school children, you can use quiz games that focus on logical thinking. Card games for children aged 6 and up include strategy games that promote dexterity and social skills – for example, through elements that have to be worked on in a team.
From the age of nine, children can usually cope with longer, much more complex games and can follow them with concentration over several rounds of play. The rules can now be more demanding, while the game content can cover a wide range of areas – from skill and reaction to strategy and logic to knowledge and social components.
A checklist for buying card games
You want to buy a card game, but don't know which product to choose? Our buying tips will help you:
Level of difficulty
Games that are too easy quickly become boring, and games that are too difficult inevitably lead to frustration. Therefore, you should definitely select a game whose requirements correspond to your child's developmental level.
Card games can often be played in different variations. This offers the advantage that there is a lot of variety and the games remain interesting for a long time.
Furthermore, it is advantageous if a game functions according to a clear, understandable set of rules – so no one gets confused. In principle, the older the child, the more complex the rules can be.
When it comes to the material of a card game, you should focus on high quality. Make sure that the product of your choice is made of materials that are not harmful to health, and choose a game with a pleasant feel. In addition, you can attach importance to environmentally friendly production – as is the case with Zoch.
Find out if there are any accessories for the game of your choice. If so, you should check whether they are included in the scope of delivery or can be purchased separately.
Card games from Zoch: find your perfect game
Here we would like to introduce you to some varied card games from our original range:
Da ist der Wurm drin – Das Kartenspiel
Da ist der Wurm drin (literal translation: There is a worm in it – the card came) inspires with lovely illustrations and a game principle that captivates kids in no time. The aim of the game is to secure the longest worms for yourself and to tempt your fellow players to collect small, less valuable worms. Here, memorisation, a clever strategy and attentive observation decide on victory or defeat.
Kings & creatures
Kings & Creatures takes children aged ten and over, but also adults, into the magical world of mythical creatures. The popular card game demands maximum concentration and rewards the player who manages the balancing act between strategic waiting and courageous striking. Who will succeed in securing the most powerful creatures?
Conclusion: card games: learning through play
Do you let your cards show, or do you have an ace up your sleeve at the decisive moment? The card games from Zoch promise fun of a particularly exciting kind and accompany you flexibly on trips, journeys, and holidays. Thanks to the excellent product quality, the environmentally friendly production and the considerable selection, you are guaranteed to find a card game for children that will bring you countless fun hours of play as a family.
Are you wondering what other games Zoch has in store? Then you are cordially invited to visit our homepage. Numerous product categories await you there, including dice games, skill games and board games – ready for the ultimate gaming experience?
FAQ – Everything you should know about card games
What card games are there?
There is a huge variety of card games, so there really is something for everyone. The games differ significantly in terms of game content, age recommendation, number of players, game duration and difficulty level, and focus on strategy, teamwork, numeracy or reaction speed, among other things.
Which competences can be strengthened by playing cards?
Card games for children support your child in the following development areas, among others:
- Ability to concentrate and attention span
- Fine motor skills and dexterity
- Ability to work in a team and social competence
- logical thinking
- Language competence
- Emotion processing
- Understanding the rules
- Reaction speed
Which card games are available from Zoch for children from 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 years?
Game options: Da ist der Wurm drin (literal translation: There is Worm in it)
Game options: Auf der Hut (literal translation: On guard!)
Game options: Geistesblitz Junior (literal translation: Brainwave junior)
Game options: Claro, Heckmeck am Karteneck (literal translation: Disorder at the card corner), Geistesblitz 5 vor 12 (literal translation: Brainwave 5 to 12), Mana Mana, Sushi Go!, Wie die Wombats (literal translation: Like the wombats)
Game options: All in All, Kings & Creatures
How many people are the Zoch card games suitable for?
This differs from game to game. For example, some card games are suitable for two players, others can be played with five or more players.