There are literally thousands of different card games that are regularly played by many people in the world. Poker is played by many people of all ages and is probably the most commonly known game. Solitaire is a game played by a single player and is almost as popular as poker.
Bridge is another well known game although it is losing the status it once had along with all other types of game play with cards. However, there are several games that are simple and easy to play. Go Fish is one of the oldest games around.
Each player gets seven cards and proceeds each turn by choosing one other player and asking them if they have a specific card. If the other player has that card they must hand it to one who asked. But, if the player does not have the card they were asked for then the asking player must Go Fish and take a single card from the deck in the middle.
The point is to build pairs and the player who has the most pairs at the end wins. Old Maid is a simple game to play and all you need to do is go through a regular deck of cards and remove three of the four queens if you are playing with two players.
No more than four should play and you should have a queen for everyone playing minus one. Then you deal out seven cards to each player and set the rest of the deck in the center of the playing area. Then you take turns and choose to draw from the deck or from the hand of another player.
The only queen left is known as the Old Maid and when all of the pairs are made, and laid out, the one left with the Old Maid card is the loser. If you are looking for card games for children then those two games are perfect. The children will love them and adults like to play them as well.