Halloween Old Maid Cards - Free printables

Halloween Old Maid Cards - Free printables

52+1 pcs Old maid card game with Halloween theme is a great gift for children in this season. Old Maid card game is a good game to start children with playing card games. Kids will enjoy this easy to learn and fun to play game. 

Old maid is a Victorian card game for two to eight players probably deriving from an ancient gambling game in which the loser pays for the drinks. It is known in Germany as Schwarzer Peter, in Sweden as Svarte Petter, in Denmark as Sorteper, in Hungary as Fekete Péter, in Finland as Musta Pekka (all meaning "Black Peter"), in France as le pouilleux ("the lousy/louse-ridden one") or vieux garçon (literally "old boy", but a de facto pejorative for confirmed bachelor),[2] and in Japan as ババ抜き (Babanuki). The game spawns an element of bluffing, commonly used in poker. The objective of the game is to continue to take cards, discarding pairs, until all players except one have no cards. That one player will be left with the lone unmatchable card; they are "stuck with the old maid" (your chosen card or Trick or treat) and lose.


  • Self adhesive printer paper and cardboard paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Container (medium size empty bonbon box)


  • Print the Halloween card sheets and CreativeKitchen cover sheets twice and you will get 54 pcs cards on self adhesive paper
  • Stick the printed card sheets on cardboard and the cover sheets on the other side
  • Cut out the cards around the lines
  • Store the cards in the reusable bonbon box, decorate with Halloween symbols

How to play:

  • Number of Players: 2 to 8, Age Range: 5 years and older
  • Remove one of the cards from the deck of cards, this means one single card (the old maid), I suggest to remove the "Trick or treat ".
  • The dealer deals all of the cards to the players. Some players may have more cards than others; this is acceptable
  • Players look at their cards and discard any pairs they have face up
  • Beginning with the dealer, each player takes turns offering his or her hand face-down to the person on his or her's left.
  • That person selects a card and adds it to his or her hand. This player then sees if the selected card makes a pair with their original cards. If so, the pair is discarded face up as well.
  • The player who just took a card then offers his or her hand to the person to their left and so on. A player is allowed to shuffle his hand before offering it to the player on his left.
  • The Old Maid card game continues like this, till all the matches are made and there is only one card left. The player holding this card is the loser of Old Maid.

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Old Maid Cards - Halloween 1

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Old Maid Cards - Halloween 2


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Old Maid Cards - Halloween 3


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Old Maid Cards - Cover 


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