The Ultimate Book of Family Card Games by Oliver Ho is actually a collection of betting card games from around the world.
0 out of 10 stars. These are NOT family card games.
While it is an admirable thing to go around the world and collect games, it’s not such an admirable trait to go around the world collecting gambling games. That’s what this book is. Two percent of the US population struggles with gambling addiction. Many of them became addicted as children from playing what their parents considered “harmless games”. Need I also say that betting and gambling are against the faith of the three major religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism?
There were a handful of common card games for kids including Crazy Eights, Rummy, and Rolling Stone, but these games are known by most people and easily found on the internet. I’m also very suspicious that this is one of many books churned out by a Facebook group run by a 50+ white guy in Arizona named Jay who has 500+ sites around the internet all claiming to make you rich and famous. He’s the reason that Amazon is filled with so much garbage and the reason there are so many minecraft and diary of a wimpy kid copycats on Amazon (they’re all him or students, ignore the photos). 🙁
0 out of 10 stars. Some self-published books are worthwhile. This isn’t one of them.