WHAT WILL YOU BE READING ABOUT?
We all believe that card games are entertaining. And yes, even digital gadget addicts will think so. But is there anything more about them? Has the current switch from physical to digital changed anything in the way in which people develop addictions or respond to the game? And what are card games, after all?
We thought about all of this and while we did not create a compendium with card game rules (we did not take game by game and explained their rules, as you can find that anywhere on the Internet), we did ask some interesting questions.
Like how do children benefit from playing card games, or how come physical games are still a thing in the era when everything is done with a click or a swipe. Is it worth investing in a career as a poker professional? And what are the risks of developing a gambling addiction brought on by poker?
To give you some background about the activity of playing card games, we looked into the history of the cards, we talked a bit about the social divide and the different types of games played by the upper and lower classes in the past. We also came up with a list of some of the most popular card games and we asked around about card counting and why it is such a dangerous, yet tempting, activity for some.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM READING THESE ARTICLES?
Anyone who has ever picked up a deck of cards can read these articles. Our aim was to give you both context as well as the social explanations to some phenomena you might have already encountered in your day to day life. Like card game addictions. Maybe you know someone who is constantly fidgeting with a deck of cards, waiting to play anything for or without money in the game. Addiction is a very important issue and we chose to make our readers aware of it.
Otherwise, we explained what makes a professional poker player, making sure we laid down the difference between a pro and a person who has already lost sight of reality. Some of the more basic information can give you an idea of how cards were introduced to the modern world and how far they have come from the wooden tablets they used to play with in Ancient China.
If you are a parent and you are trying to avoid your child getting over-stimulated by the TV and other electronic gadgets, card games can keep your little one just as entertained. What is more. They will contribute to the development of communication, cognitive, and motor skills. It is a great activity to do with the children and it is a great bonding experience. Speaking of bonding experience, if there is a person from a different generation you would like to relate to, we have an article on how to do that with card games. See? We did think of everyone. From the cool poker player, to parents and children alike!