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Top 10 Card Games
August 22, 2016 – 08:15 pm
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Top 10 Card Games

Regardless of age, culture, or background, this is one popular pastime that humans will always go to for a good time. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 card games.

For this list, we’re taking a look at traditional card games that you can play using a conventional deck of playing cards, rather than a specially printed deck. Sorry Uno; we think you’re fun too.

#10: Crazy Eights

This card game falls into the category of a shedding game, where the objective is to be the first player to get rid of all your cards. That means that players try to match the rank or suit of the top card of the discard pile, or failing that put down an eight. If they do not have any of these, they must take cards from the stockpile until they get a card they can play. With many variations to this game existing under many different names, including Screw Your Neighbor, anywhere from two to seven people can join in on a hand of this crazy fun.

#9: Spades

This All-American game with Depression era roots became popular during World War II, as soldiers from its birthplace in Cincinnati, Ohio taught it to military men from various nations across the globe. In this trick-taking game, each player or team, with 13 cards in hand in the case of four players or teams, must commit to win a certain number of tricks – which are basically rounds. Better hope you have some spades in your hand, however, as they act as the trump in this challenging game, meaning they can win a trick over any suit. If you’re the first to reach 500 points, congratulations: you’ve just won spades!

#8: President [aka Scum, Asshole]

Based on a Japanese card game, this fast-paced game is known by many different names, but under any moniker the objective is to get rid of all your cards before your fellow players by adding the same number of matching cards of a higher value on top of the card played by the dealer at the start of the round. So let’s say the dealer plays two 4s; you’d want to play two 5s or higher. Sounds easy, right? If you play your cards right, you will be assigned the title of President after winning the trick, and if not you could be Vice Pres, Vice Scum or Scum depending on how you did. But be careful if you choose to play this as a drinking game…
Interesting facts

Three card brag is a 16th century British card game, and the British national representative of the vying or "bluffing" family of gambling games. Brag is a direct descendant of the Elizabethan game of Primero and one of the several ancestors to poker, just varying in betting style and hand rankings.
The game is very popular in India and Nepal...

Popular Q&A
Why don't casinos use a fresh deck of cards for each hand of blackjack to eliminate card counting?

Even though not shuffling after every hand allows card counting to be possible, most casinos play with multiple decks combined at Blackjack tables. Furthermore, even with card counters, a casino will still make a profit. !

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