NO Thanks! Family Card Game - The Play or Pay Card Game

Take It . . . or Let It Go?
It sounds so simple, and it is: Take a card or pay one chip. If you take the card you get its points, but points are bad. But you also get the chips that others have played, and that’s good (each chip nullifies one point). So say, “No thanks!” and play your chips, but watch out: When you’re out of chips that card’s all yours.

No Thanks But Thanks To You

By: Michael K


    NO Thanks! Family Card Game. We are consistent with picking games that have simple rules.  No Thanks is one of those games that also has no fancy illustrations nor complicated text to understand.  Instead you have cards that are number based and a game that is quick to play – 15 minutes on average for a round of play.


   When introducing No Thanks Family Card Game to a new group of players, it is a positive sign when everyone wants to play more than one round.  Best to play with 4 players.  Flip a card over.  Cards numbered between 3 and 39.  Take the card or pay a chip to pass.  No chips? Consequently, that is no problem. Hence, no passing. You just got the point values of the cards you must take.  Next, the card values are totaled after the entire deck is flipped with the chip values subtracted from the total.  Lowest score wins.  


Where does the name No Thanks come from?  When you decide or refuse to pick up cards, you must play a chip and say “No Thanks” or pick up the cards.  But this would be similar to the game UNO where a player is suppose to shout UNO when they have only 1 card left in their hand.  Verbalizing the name of the game is not necessary to maximize the strategy of the game.  But it is what you decide to make it.  This game is addictive and easy to master.

Get the game out, and if your family is one of 3, 4 or 5 you have a ready made group of players.  

NO Thanks, I would rather play than pay