There are two issues at hand here – your kids’ boredom and your own. I can’t think of a better way to stop being bored than to find a way to gather friends. I will be posting here with my ideas for boredom busters!
One great excuse to get together with friends – playing cards! It’s easy to find rules for games online, or perhaps you can get a book of games to play. Many books offer up varieties of a familar game you may not know, to mix things up a bit.
Some of our favorites that don’t require a special deck of cards include: Pitch, Pinochle, Hand and Foot, Whist and Cribbage (although you also need a way to keep score. A Cribbage board is ideal, but you can do this on paper, too).
Some new ones we picked up that do require a special deck of cards include Hit the Deck and Scrabble Slap.
What are your favorite card games?