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Clubhouse Games (2006) is a series that offers classic board and card games in one large bundle. It's not only great value but introduces children to a wide range of real-world games to play with the family.

*Clubhouse Games (42 All-Time Classics in Europe) (2006) on Nintendo DS, includes:
  • Clubhouse Games Express Family Favourites (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games Express Strategy Pack (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games Express Card Classics (2009) on DS and 3DS
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics (known as 51 Worldwide Games in Europe) (2020) on Nintendo Switch.

The main DS game includes the following with the other DS titles offering a slice of these for a lower price:
  • Card games: Old Maid, Spit, I Doubt It, Sevens, Memory, Pig, Blackjack, Hearts, President, Rummy, Seven Bridge, Last Card, Last Card Plus, Five Card Draw, Texas Hold 'em, Nap, Spades, and Contract Bridge.
  • Board games: Chinese checkers, Checkers, Dots and Boxes, Hasami Shogi, Turncoat, Connect Five, Grid Attack, Backgammon, Chess, Shogi, Field Tactics, and Ludo. Variety games: Soda Shake, Dominoes, Koi-Koi, and Word Balloon.
  • Action games: Bowling, Darts, Billiards, Balance, and Takeover.
  • Single-player games: Solitaire, Escape, and Mahjong Solitaire.

The Switch game includes the following:
  • Card games: President, Dominoes, Speed, Hare and Hounds, Blackjack, Klondike Solitaire, Texas Hold’em, Last Card.
  • Board games: Mancala, Hanafuda, Backgammon, Renegade, Checkers, Four-in-a-row, Chess, Shogi, Mini Shogi, Ludo, Riichi Mahjong, Sevens, Mahjong Solitaire, Chinese Checkers, Yacht Dice, Takoyaki.
  • Mini games: Golf, Darts, Nine Men’s Morris, War, Carrom, Hex, Spider Solitaire, Gomoku, Matching, Bowling, Shooting Gallery, Dots and Boxes, Hit and Blow, Pig’s Tail, Fishing, Battle Tanks, Team Tanks, Sliding Puzzle, 6-Ball Puzzle.
  • Tabletop games: Billards, Air Hockey, Slot Cars
  • Toy games: Toy Tennis, Toy Soccer, Toy Curling, Toy Boxing, Toy Baseball.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Clubhouse Games 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Clubhouse Games (Series). Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Puzzle game with Platform, Race, Strategy and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. Depending on the game you can play with up to four people on one switch. You can also connect via local wireless with 4 people and play together on separate consoles provided you each have the game. You can also go online to play with up to four players in a number of games.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to complete. Depending on the game you select. Some games have a considerable amount of depth and offer more longevity than others.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for gambling.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Cartoon Violence and simulated Gambling.

Skill Level

4+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Some of the simpler games are really good for very young players. You do generally need some timing, strategy and perseverance.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.


You can only play this on older systems (Nintendo DS) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

Clubhouse Games

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There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/09/2006, updated in 2020

Out Now: DS and Switch

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

Genres: Action, Puzzle (Platform, Race, Strategy and Traversal)

Accessibility: 4 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

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