May 30, 2018

Today they are popular all over the world and are used to play various different games. The Top 10 popular Card Games are-

  1. Poker– The winner of this game is determined based on the combinations of players’ cards. Each player bets according to the rank they believe their hand is at and the bets are supposed to match or be higher than the previous highest bet. The betting round is ended when each player has either matched or folded their bets. To fold means to lose the amount of bet so far.
  2. Rummy– It is a card game based on matching cards. Each player will be given a set of 13 cards and is required to makes triplets or sequence out of those cards. Each player gets to draw the top card from the pile of the unused card or the pick the card that has been discarded by the previous player to maintain the set of 13.
  3. Black Jack– It is also popularly called as 21 where each player competes against the dealer. The objective of the game is to get 21 points in the first two cards of the player, or let the dealer draw additional cards until their hand exceeds 21 or reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding the sum of 21.
  4. Solitaire– This is a single player card game which requires one to arrange the cards in a specific order by manipulating the layout of cards which have been set at random. The cards have to be arranged on the top of the layout, away from the closed cards.
  5. Hearts– This is a game for four players and is also called as Black Lady. Thirteen cards are dealt to each player. Before the hand begins, each player has to choose three cards and pass them to the next player. Each player scores a penalty when each Heart is taken in a trick against the player winning the trick. The game ends when a player reaches the score of 100 or 120.
  6. Spades– This game can either be played as partnership or cut-throat solo. The objective of the game is to take the least number of tricks that is having the least number of penalty points.
  7. Uno– Uno is a shedding type card game which requires the players to get rid of their cards and put them on the discard pile based on the requirements specified.                                                                                                                                                           
  8. Crazy Eights– This game can have two to seven players. The objective of the game is to be the fastest to get rid of all your cards into the discard pile.
  9. Gin Rummy– This game is from the rummy family but is much faster, as it involves making sequences or triplets with 10 cards.
  10. Old maid– This game can be played by two or more players and requires the players to get rid of their cards. The player left with one last odd card is the loser of the game and is the “Old Maid”.

About the author 

Randy Collerman

My name is Randy and for as long as I remember my family and I have played board games, card games, video games and all sorts of games, and I always loved them. As soon as I was old enough I got my friends interested and for the last 20 years we have enjoyed gathering together and playing a variety of different games. We have played so many that I decided to start a website where I review what I think are the best ones based on my experience.

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