Playing card games is a great way for families to bond. Here are my picks for the best traditional card games for families, including children 8. Chase the Ace is played with a deck of 52 playing cards and at least 3 people, although 4 or more makes the game a lot more fun. To begin, the dealer will deal. Take a look at our top three favorite family card games. Why we play at home: The simple concept and race-to-slap interaction make it fun for kids and adults. For 3 to 5 players with one deck of cards. Eights are the wild cards as they can be played over any card. Game commence by the dealer who either switch card from the player to his left or draw a new one from the pile by discarding his card. Continue to 5 of 5. If the name of the game does not suit you call it head to head.