Begger Your Neighbor

I love card games. And we discovered a new one this week: Begger Your Neighbor. I had picked up The Book of Cards for Kids card game book at Fun Books while at the VaHomeschoolers Conference and we have been learning lots of new card games out of it. I think that I enjoy it because it is easy to pick up and explain and there is a good element of surprise to it. I also came back from about 1 card left to actually beat Kyle once!

I have several card game books (including one that was my Mom’s when she was a girl). I don’t know what it is about cards but I have always enjoyed playing them. The boys have learned that this is my weakness.

Jason has asked about learning Texas Hold-Em…so I guess that is my next one to learn. And we need to get some poker chips…


Tags: card games

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I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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5 Responses to Begger Your Neighbor

  1. Well, it’s a rule. If you play Texas Hold ‘em, you MUST have poker chips! ;-) My kids love this game and the chips make it that much better.

  2. She-Ra says:

    I think I have the same card games book. My son and I love playing Beggar my neighbor. I imagine it would be more fun with more players but the other kids aren’t old enough yet!

  3. Ron says:

    Here the sets can be picked up in almost any department store. I think card games really strengthen mental math skills.

  4. Joanne says:

    I was just reading some of the older posts and came across this one. I think it would be great for this months Unschooling Voices! Here’s the link:


  5. Kim c says:

    That is inspiring. We got a card game book last Christmas and haven’t cracked it open once yet! Somehow we got more in to board games this year. But I must say poker has caught us too. Maybe we doooooo need poker chips.