Trick Taking Card Games

Trick Taking Card Games are the most popular card games for groups of players. Bridge, Hearts and other trick taking games have entertained families and friends for decades.

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How to Play Knaves

Looking for an entertaining game to play when you don't have a foursome? Knaves is an easy trick-taking card game for three -- just remember to avoid the jacks! Learn how to play.


Looking for an entertaining game to play when you don't have a foursome? Knaves is an easy trick-taking card game for three -- just remember to avoid the jacks! Learn how to play.

Leopard is an unusual and challenging two-player card game of changing spots. You'll have plenty of opportunities to befuddle your opponent in this advanced tic-tac-toe variation. Learn how to play.

The many names of this game -- Chicago, Saratoga, Newmarket, Stops, Boodle, and others -- show its far-reaching appeal. Though played with cards and chips, it doesn't involve betting. Learn how to play.

Molimba is a quick two-player card game that may feel at times like a tug-of-war. The goal is to end up with only two suits in your hand (called 'molimba'). Learn how to play.

Napoleon Bonaparte was neither the inventor nor the popularizer of this game, but his name is used for one of the bids. Two of his enemies, Wellington and Blucher, are also bids. Learn to play.

The card game Oh Hell! does have its momentary upsets, so if you need a name that's a bit more tame, just call it "Oh Well!" Learn the rules of play.

Bezique, the forerunner of the card game Pinochle, was invented in the early 1800s. By the 1850s, it was a hit all across Europe and it soon arrived in America. Find out how to play.

Contract Bridge took off as an international rage in the 1930s and is considered by many to be the ultimate card game. Even those who have been playing for decades still find new things to learn. In this article we will cover the basics of Contract Bridge, including bidding, playing and scorekeeping.

When you play Barbu, a game of French origin, you select from a menu of seven different card games. To complete an entire Barbu session you will play 28 complete hands. Learn how to play Barbu and learn some of the common terms in the game.

Also called Tarziglio, this old Italian trick-taking card game is lots of fun but takes some getting used to: 3s are high in every suit! Learn how to play Calabrasella.