Playout: The Exercise Card Game

by Marya Mesa

Post was written by contributing writer Marya Mesa. She was compensated for her time but as always all opinions are the writers own.

Playout: The Game is a card game that will encourage your family to be more active and help bring fun and spontaneity into your workout.

playout exercise card game

Playing outside was the norm for most kids until recent times. Changes in media consumption in recent years have resulted in more sedentary lives for both children and adults. As a result, we’ve grown more sedentary, we’ve become less fit and we’ve forgotten how to play.

The aim of Playout is to achieve the fitness goals we want by playing our way there. Fitness can be fun and more than just a stale, boring workout. It offers natural opportunities for social play and healthy competition.

The Playout card deck includes 30 bodyweight exercise cards, 10 each for lower body, core, and upper body. Wild Cards increase the intensity and difficulty of the exercises. Mini games are competitions designed to push players to the limit.

Every card has a picture and simple, easy to understand directions as well as simple tips. They are customizable for all levels of fitness. It is important to read through the instructions so that you have proper form and don’t injure yourself. It’s also important to take a good stretch before and after exercising.

This is a great supplemental workout for PE classes, sports teams, working out with your kids or just by yourself. Moms, if you’re having trouble getting to the gym, Playout can be done anywhere in just a few minutes. It’s also a fun activity for your kids to do together while encouraging fitness.

Enter for a chance to win a deck of Playout: The Exercise Card Game below! 5 Lucky winners will receive one deck each.


  To learn more about Playout and to order, visit PlayOutTheGame.  

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kara February 7, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I think this would be great to do with my kids for all of us to get more active.


2 Stacie February 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Looks like a fun activity to do!


3 Barbara Platt February 8, 2014 at 3:03 am

for my grandkids


4 Kathy stevenson February 8, 2014 at 9:56 am

This looks like fun!


5 ellen beck February 9, 2014 at 2:28 am

The game loooks fun and also interesting!


6 KV February 9, 2014 at 4:10 am

It looks like a fun game.


7 Pamela j February 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

A goal I have is to get in better shape- this would be a fun way to do it.


8 Barbara February 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

I workout with a group of moms while our kids play together, and this sounds great to try with everyone!


9 shelly leatham February 9, 2014 at 10:24 pm

sounds like a fun way to get in shape


10 Danelle February 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

My kids need more ideas during winter. thanks


11 Heather B February 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

I think this could really make getting some exercise more fun! I bet it would get my children involved too!


12 Eddie Kovel February 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Hey Moms!

I’m a new college graduate and the creator of this super fun exercise card game. It’s great to hear all your enthusiasm for what we’re doing! Please tell your friends about this contest and visit and support us at! It would mean the world to me if you all got this awesome game for you and your families! Your kids will love it and so will you. You’ll be having so much fun you won’t realize you’re working out. That’s why we call it PLAYOUT!

Thanks again!

Eddie Kovel
Founder and CEO of Playout, LLC


13 Cheryl Free February 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I’m only entering for an extra entry in the I Heart My Salmon Giveaway. The only card games I enjoy are solitaire.


14 amber y February 16, 2014 at 5:15 am

I’d love to win to play this with my nieces. they always want to play games the second we walk through the door and I love bringing new ones with me for them.


15 Christine Libbey February 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Because it’s a cute game and I love playing cute games with my nephew!


16 Cynthia R February 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I want to win because its a great concept for a game. I think we would really enjoy it.


17 Cynthia P February 19, 2014 at 12:56 am

I’d like to win because games are just good plain fun, and everyone should enjoy this one!


18 curiouskit10 February 19, 2014 at 3:58 am

My partner’s weight is really out of control, as is his need for reward systems. Two birds, one stone. Hopefully.


19 Lynn C February 19, 2014 at 5:22 am

Anything that encourages us to get moving can’t be a bad thing. I’m interested to see how the game is structured and whether we have fun with it.


20 Ann Fantom February 19, 2014 at 6:55 am

I would like to win because this looks like a fun way to get some exercise


21 Patty wright February 19, 2014 at 7:49 am

I am over 70 lbs overweight


22 Ghassan Alsaleh February 19, 2014 at 8:08 am

the game so good to my kid


23 Karen Feeney February 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

Looks like fun and can get my grandchildren would get into the exercise as well maybe even my husband would participate


24 Sarah Lehan February 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

My friend’s grandkids would have fun with these.
Thanks for the contest.


25 Amanda Sakovitz February 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

I want to win because this seems like a fun way to workout.


26 Barbara Platt February 24, 2014 at 4:39 am

Thank you very much, we’re excited


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