Back in the day, children would spend endless hours playing card games such as Rummy and Snap.
And despite the rise in technology, millennials are increasingly returning to retro parlour games as they choose to stay in, rather than go out.
In fact, sales of card and board games soared by 20 per cent last year as increasing numbers of people seek to take a break from their screens, and instead spend some quality face-to-face time.
So, how many of these much-loved card games do you remember? Here, FEMAIL takes a look back at someones you may have forgotten about over the years…
Countless versions of Happy Families, first devised in the 19th century, have been produced over the years
First devised in the 19th century, Happy Families is certainly a game that has provied its longevity.
Countless versions of the popular card game, which features families of four of various occupations, have appeared over the years.
The aim of the game is to collect as many complete families as possible, with the ultimate winner being the person left with the most cards.
Players take it in turns to ask another player for a specific family member – with the other person forced to give it over if they have it.
Another classic children’s card came is Old Maid, believed to have derived from an ancient drinking game
Old Maid – believed to have derived from an ancient drinking game – is another classic.
In the stack, there is one card that is un-matchable, and known as the Old Maid.
During the game, which can be played by two or more people, each player offers their hand, face-down, to the person next to them.
If the card matches with one of theirs, they are able to discard the pair. The game carries on like this until one person is left with the Old Maid card.
The Donkey card game was particularly popular in the 1950s and 1960s, when several versions were produced
Donkey is actually a variation of Old Maid, with animals featured on the cards instead of people.
The ‘donkey’ card is the one that cannot be matched and is the equivalent of the Old Maid.
Several versions of Donkey were produced during the 1950s and 1960s.
The classic 1950s game Contraband sees players trying to smuggle ‘contraband’ items through customs
Contraband is a classic 1950s game, with the aim being to smuggle the ‘contraband’ items through customs without paying any duty.
Each player takes it turns to tell the appointed ‘customs agent’ what they have in their luggage or their card stack.
If the customs agent does not believe them, they have a right to search their cards to see if they’re telling the truth.
The winner of game is the person who has the most money at the end.
The aim of Misfits is to create full characters using cards featuring various body parts
Starting off with the hat card, the aim of Misfits is to create a full character using cards that feature various body parts.
The winner is the person that manages to make the most characters at the end.
First released in the 1960s, the game is based on an older children’s card game.
A Beano version was also produced, featuring characters from the popular comic books.
WHOT – first invented in 1935 – sees which player can get rid of all their cards first
First invented in 1935, WHOT is a predecessor of UNO – with the aim being to get rid of all your cards as quickly as possible.
In the pack, there are five unequal suits, made up of triangles, stars, squares, crosses and stars – as well as the special WHOT! cards.
As with Speed, players take it in turns to put down cards that match the previous number or suit.
The person who gets rid of all their cards first wins, while others score penalty points for the cards they have left in their hand.
UNO is similar to WHOT, with the aim being to shed your cards as quickly as possible
A classic children’s card game, UNO was first released in 1971 and remains popular today.
Again, the aim of the game is to shed your cards as quickly as possible, matching cards by their colour and number.
There are also various action and wild cards that change play as the game goes on.
One of the most famous card games is Snap, which has been around since the 19th century
Perhaps the most famous card game out there, Snap has been around since the late 19th century.
At the start of the game, everyone is given a pile of cards that are put face down.
Each player then takes it, in turn, to turn over the top card on their snack, creating another pile next to it.
If at any point the card that is turned over matches one of the cards already faced up, a player is able to shout ‘Snap!’
The first person to shout it wins the pile of cards, with the aim of the game being to win all the cards.
WHO IS THE THIEF?
Children’s game Who is the thief? ends up with one player being crowned the thief – this being the person left with the stolen necklace and thief card at the end
This popular children’s game, first released in the 1930s, ends with one player being crowned as ‘the thief’.
Each player takes turns to draw a card from the stack, pairing up suspects and thieves as they go along.
When there are no cards left in the middle, each player draws a card from the player to their left.
The thief is the person who is left with the stolen necklace and thief card at the end.
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Racing Demon, the fast and frantic card game named because of the pace it’s played at, has been revived for a new generation.
Each player is issued with their own pack of cards, which they use to layout 13 cards in a pile called a Demon, with a row of four cards laid face-down next to it.
Any Aces from the Demon and row are placed in the centre of the table – and then the race is on as players fight to be the first to get rid of all the cards in their Demon by creating Solitaire-style stacks on any available Ace.
The classic Racing Demon game set, featuring four packs of cards, costs £30
Exploding Kittens, described as a card game for ‘people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams’, launched in 2015 following a crowdfunding campaign that raised $8.7million.
Players who draw exploding kittens from the stack are eliminated from the game unless they have a ‘defuse’ card in their hand that will neutralise the cat.
The game continues until there is just one player left, with everyone else eliminated by the exploding kitten cards.
The original edition of Exploding Kittens, launched in 2015, costs £19.99
CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
First released in 2011, Cards Against Humanity has become hugely popular at dinner parties.
The game involves players filling in the blanks in a statement featured on a black card with their funnies white card.
Players can also go online in order to create their own answers as part of the game.
The Cards Against Humanity game, which was first released in 2011, costs £20