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Benefits of playing card games

Benefits of playing card games

Playing cards can be a pastime that offers pleasure and social enjoyment. A game of cards is a way of entertaining yourself in a group and it is one of the most popular indoor activities adults play. (eHow, 2011).

Cards and card games have a number of features and physical and/or social benefits for you, which may include the following:

  • Cards are portable and accessible to people of all ages. (Scolastic, 2014).
  • Playing cards can help both adults and children improve their fine and gross motor skills.(Scolastic, 2014).
  • Handheld and free standing card holders allow playing cards to be held securely but discreetly, if you have reduced manual dexterity and are unable to hold an entire hand of cards. (DLF, 2010).
  • Shuffling and dealing may help quicken your reflexes. (Scolastic, 2014).
  • Card games can encourage hand-eye coordination and help stimulate and exercise your mind. (Touch Neurology, 2011).
  • Card games can give you a chance to interact with others in an initimate setting while engaging in a little friendly competition. (eHow, 2011).
  • Card games require little more than a deck of cards and a flat surface, which means they can easily be played almost anywhere. (eHow, 2011).
  • Some card games entail a great deal of strategy, as well as an understanding of statistics and probability. (eHow, 2011).

Playing cards and accessories

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Playing cards can be a pastime that offers pleasure and social enjoyment

Standard playing cards with large print

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Products included in this section are standard playing cards with enlarged print

Large playing cards

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Included here are larger than standard playing cards to help with identification and manipulation

Tactile playing cards

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Included in this section are playing cards with additional braille markings to represent their respective values



Advice last checked: 31 October 2014 Next check due: 31 October 2017

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