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Shed & Accumulate

The Shed & Accumulate Card Games have a common goal - it's either to get all the cards or give them all away. These are good card games for beginner and younger players.

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How to Play Eleusis

Over four decades ago, Robert Abbott developed this unusual card game. Other versions exist today, but this one, close to the original, is one of the most inviting. Learn how to play Eleusis.


Kings in the Corner a snappy card game that feels like everybody's playing a single solitaire -- but there's only one winner! Learn how to play. See more »

Durok, a popular Russian card game, is a game of attack and defense uses trumps in a most unusual way. Learn how to play Durok. See more »

Eleusis was developed over four decades ago by Robert Abbott. Several versions exist, but this is the most inviting. Learn how to play. See more »

I Doubt It is a hilarious card game that's fun for children as well as adults. If you're good at bluffing, then this game is for you! Learn to play. See more »

Boodle is a card game in which the object is to deplete your cards and collect from the designated money cards. Learn how to beat your opponents. See more »

Crazy Eights is a card game in which the object is to be the first to use all your cards. Learn how to play Crazy Eights and Double Crazy Eights. See more »

War is a classic card game in which the object is to win all the cards. Learn the rules of the game and emerge victorious from this card battle. See more »