Card Games

There are several groups of card games that are played not only at the casinos and card rooms but also at home. The general types of card games are Poker, Bridge, Euchre, Hearts, Rummy, Spades and Solitary. All of the games except the last one are played by more than two players.

Bridge – Four people play, as partners, two against two. Each partnership attempts to score points by making its bid, or by setting the opposing partnership’s bid. At the end of play, the side with the most points wins, and the difference in points between the two partnerships is the margin of victory.

Euchre – It is played with a 24 card deck consisting of 9’s, 10’s, jacks, queens, kings and aces. The dealer deals 5 cards to each of the players and leaves one card face up. The highest card in any trump is the Jack in that suit. The next highest card is the other Jack of the same color. Next follows Ace, King, Queen, 10, 9. The other Off suit cards go from the Ace -> 9.

Rummy – The game is played with two to four players. The number of deals or the target score needs to be agreed before beginning to play. The game is played with the standard 52 card deck, but here the Ace is the lowest card. The object of the game is to dispose of all the cards in your hand. There are three ways to get rid of cards – melding, laying off, and discarding.

Hearts – This is a trick taking game in which the object is to avoid winning tricks containing hearts. The queen of spades is also in the group of the cards that you must avoid. The game first appeared at the end of the nineteenth century and is now popular in various forms in many countries.

Spades – This game is a plain-trick game in which spades are always trumps. Most often it is played as a partnership game by four players, but there are also versions for three, two or six players. Spades is played with the standard 52 card suit.

Poker – This group consists the most famous card games. They are separated into several groups – Draw, Holdem, Stud and Lowball poker. These games are played with the standard 52 card deck, but some of them use also the Joker. The object of the most of the games is to achieve the highest ranked hand, except the Lowball variants. One of the main characteristics of the poker games is that there are betting rounds when the players wager in the way the hand they hold are forming.

Solitary – This group includes games played only by one player. They are also called Patience. There are different types of solitary games, played by different number of card decks. they can vary from one to four.

Casino games – This group includes the games such as Blackjack and Baccarat.