This is a good game for beginning card players. It requires very little skill, so that even 3-year-olds can play it. However, very impulsive and/or aggressive children may have difficulty controlling themselves when slapping the Jack, so this may not be a good game for these children.
A full deck of cards is not needed to play Slap Jack. The game can be played with leftover cards and incomplete decks.
It might be a good idea to add extra jacks, so that players have more than 4 opportunities to slap the Jack.
If children have difficulty distinguishing between Jacks and Kings, remove the Kings prior to playing.
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