Earn your Card Games Badge in a Weekend!

To earn the Card Games Badge, you will read about the history of card playing, learn to play a new game or two, and host a card game party (like a Euchre tournament!). We’ve outlined how to complete the badge in a weekend below. Grab some friends and learn something new! 

But first, here is a quick rundown of how earning a badge works. We use “Badge Guides” to lay out what it takes to earn the badge.

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Card Game Party: Euchre Tournament, Countdown & Cribbage

Card Games Badge, Step 3

Step 3 of any badge is to take action and share what you’ve learned with others. To complete Step 3 of the Card Games Badge, we hosted a Neighborhood Euchre Tournament, taught a new friend the game of Countdown, and gave up on Cribbage. You can complete Step 3 of this badge simply by teaching someone a card game or planning a card playing party or tournament.   

As stated previously in the Card Games Research Post I already know how to play Euchre…but hosting a tournament for the neighbors was all new to me.  Some simple research and asking others for advice lead me to create ground rules that worked well for the number of people we had attending and our time frame.  

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Card Games Research: Playing Card History

Card Games Badge, Step 1 and 2

We enjoy a good game night at our house.  Especially card games. They are versatile, and you can play many different games with the same deck. They are portable and easy to take on a trip. Many a night is spent playing cards with friends and family around our table. Playing cards also have an interesting history that takes us across the globe and back many centuries.

I have been wanting to learn how to play Cribbage for quite a while because I had read somewhere that it was a great couples game. I soon realized that reading directions and watch YouTube was not sufficient to teach me the game. In addition to wanting to learn Cribbage, I had an urge to host a neighborhood Euchre tournament. Sounds like a Card Games Badge was just what I needed! 

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Card Games Badge

card games badge

Card games are an excellent way to entertain a group, relax with friends, and pass the time.

Join us as we get curious about cards to earn the Card Games Badge. The Card Games Badge taught us (and can teach you) the fascinating history of cards, how to play card games like Cribbage, Euchre, and Countdown, and how to host a fun card game night or Euchre tournament with your friends.

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