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.

How to Play Pinochle

Pinochle was developed in Europe from the card game Bezique. Since then many different and exciting variations of Pinochle have been created. Learn about Pinochle, Partnership Pinochle, Two-Handed Pinochle and Cut-Throat Pinochle.

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  • How to Play Auction Pitch

    How to Play Auction Pitch

    Auction Pitch is a quick card game of trumps, filled with strategy and surprise. It is a descendant of the Mississippi riverboat game Seven Up. Learn how to play Auction Pitch. See more »

  • How to Play Barbu

    How to Play Barbu

    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. See more »

  • How to Play Bezique

    How to Play Bezique

    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. See more »

  • How to Play Bridge

    How to Play Bridge

    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. See more »

  • How to Play Calabrasella

    How to Play Calabrasella

    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. See more »

  • How to Play Euchre

    How to Play Euchre

    Euchre is thought to have descended from a popular 16th-century card game named Triomphe. A hundred years ago in America, it had plenty of devotees and was considered our national game. Learn how to play Euchre. See more »

  • How to Play Five Hundred

    How to Play Five Hundred

    Five Hundred is a popular card game in which the object is to score 500 points by making bids and taking tricks. Learn how to deal bid and score to win the game. See more »

  • How to Play Hearts

    How to Play Hearts

    Hearts is a classic card game in which the object is to score the least amount of points. Learn the basics of how to play the game, including dealing and scoring. See more »

  • How to Play Knaves

    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. See more »

  • How to Play Leopard

    How to Play Leopard

    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. See more »

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