From "Go Fish!" to "Old Maid," card games are among the first games of logic we experience in childhood. When we're older, things get more competitive—and complicated—with poker, blackjack and beyond. Yet while those adult games require skill and strategy, they lack much of the whimsy and creative thinking inspired by the childhood classics.
Following the success of our Wexler & Sons board game series with Connect 4 creator Howard Wexler and his son, David, we decided to dive into the world of card games. From word nerds to the design-inclined, these contemporary card games for adults offer a dose of good-natured competition that you can literally unbox anytime, anywhere.