Card games

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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Geistesblitz 5 vor 12

Family games

Geistesblitz 5 vor 12

601105054

€19.99

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

Geistesblitz Junior

Children’s games

Geistesblitz Junior

601105119

€13.99

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

Gigi Gacker

Card games

Gigi Gacker

601105178

€8.99

Are you ready to rule the roost? In this action-packed card game, each player sends five young chickens to feast on worms over a total of nine rounds. At the beginning of each round, each player uncovers a card to determine how many worms are up for grabs. Next, each player must choose a card from their hand and place it face down in front of them. The player who plays the highest card then gets first pick from the pile of worms.  What’s more, worm cards that you have acquired from previous rounds can be used as bait for unsuspecting chickens in order to turn the game on its head! The player with the most worms at end of the game is the winner. “Gigi Gacker” is an action-packed card game about early risers, late eaters, and the tasty worm around which this world of chickens revolves. Designed for 2-5 players aged 8 and above, it is an entertaining game full of tactics and laughter. Designed by the talented author Robert Brouwer with cute illustrations from Doris Matthäus, “Gigi Gacker” is the perfect game for the whole family.   Author: Robert Brouwer

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Reif für die Insel

Family games

Reif für die Insel

601105177

€21.99

It’s harvest season! The monkeys are engaged in a fierce battle for bananas – but not all of them are ripe...   The game consists of three action-packed rounds, each of which constitutes one harvest season. In order to emerge victorious and collect as many bananas as possible, the players must play their cards strategically and avoid the cunning parrots, who are also on the lookout for a tasty snack. The round ends when all the bananas have found a bidder. Once the players have collected their bananas, the feast begins. However, in the first round, only the brown bananas are ready for eating – the yellow and green bananas don’t ripen until the second and third rounds, while the black bananas are already past their best and are subtracted from the player’s score. After the third and final harvest season, the points are added up and the player with the most points wins the game. Designed for 3-6 players aged 8 and above, “Reif für die Insel” is a fun card game that will quite literally drive you bananas!   Author: Reiner Knizia

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All in All

Family games

All in All

601105162

€8.99

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

Claro

Card games

Claro

601105171

€8.99

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

Heckmeck am Karteneck

Family games

Heckmeck am Karteneck

601105166

€16.99

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

Sushi Go

Family games

Sushi Go

601105074

€13.99

Wie die Wombats

Card games

Wie die Wombats

601105169

€16.99

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

Zicke Zacke

Children’s games

Zicke Zacke

601105102

€8.99

Auf der Hut

Children’s games

Auf der Hut

601105179

€8.99

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 Kartenspiel

Children’s games

Da ist der Wurm drin - Das Kartenspiel

601105181

€8.99

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.

Kings & Creatures

Family games

Kings & Creatures

601105160

€14.99

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

Mana Mana

Family games

Mana Mana

601105163

€13.99

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.

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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.

Concentration development

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.

Rules

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.

Variety

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.

Simple rules

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.

Material

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.  

Accessories

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
  • Numeracy
  • Emotion processing
  • Understanding the rules
  • Reaction speed

Which card games are available from Zoch for children from 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 years?

Age: 4

Game options: Da ist der Wurm drin (literal translation: There is Worm in it)

Age: 5

Game options: Auf der Hut (literal translation: On guard!)

Age: 6

Game options: Geistesblitz Junior (literal translation: Brainwave junior)

Age: 8

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)

Age: 10

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.