Card Games

Card Games introduces you to the most popular styles of card games and how to win at each of them.

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The mental math we do may be revealed in fleeting eye glances to the left and right.

By Christopher Hassiotis

You can if you play the new card game Contender. When else are you going to get the chance to tell the world about your very own nine-point plan?

By Jonathan Strickland

The craps table is always a casino hot spot, but how can you be sure the game's legit? Learn just how casinos test dice and how avid players spot the cheats.

By Bambi Turner

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The game of poker is growing in popularity. However, along with the increased number of poker enthusiasts comes an influx of unusual terminology. Learn the poker terms and master the lingo that will help you feel like an insider.

By Wesley R. Young

There are countless varieties of poker games that you can play. Most of them are not available in casinos, which focus on a few well-known styles. Learn to play different varieties of draw poker which allows the player to trade in cards.

By Wesley R. Young

Whether you're playing at a casino or on the Internet it takes knowledge and inside information to be a winner. Learn the techniques for the numerous variations of poker -- we’ll teach you Texas Hold'em, Omaha 7-Card Stud and many more. Try your hand!

By Wesley R. Young

Whether you're playing traditional or online bingo, whether you believe in luck or "playing the odds," the rules and etiquette are largely the same. Get your basic bingo primer here.

By Andrew Bowser

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Derived from the European games of chemin de fer and punto banco, baccarat is a game of mystery to the betting public even though it's a staple of American casinos. Learn how to play baccarat.

By John Grochowski

Keno's roots are in China and the game was brought to the United States by Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s. Now it can be found in most casinos. Ready to learn how to play?

By John Grochowski

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Many of us think Old Maid requires a special pack of cards, but actually its ancestral form some 150 years ago likely used a regular pack minus one card. Learn to play.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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Spell it Kalooki, Kaloochi, Kalougi, Caloochi, or Kalogghi -- this double-deck Rummy card game has been a longtime club favorite in America and Great Britain. Learn about the rules of Kaluki.

By David Galt

Kings in the Corner is a card game that feels like everybody's playing a single solitaire. Of course only one person can win -- and more kings played mean more chances to win.

By David Galt

Try pronouncing this game "Klobber-yosh" -- or just call it Klob. Probably Hungarian in origin, this card game became a favorite for gamblers in the United States as a mano-a-mano contest. Learn the rules of Klaberjass.

By David Galt

Demon is a solitaire card game played by two to eight people, all at once, with everybody building on common piles. This game can get loud so you may need a whistle! Learn how to play the raucous game of Demon.

By David Galt

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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.

By David Galt

I Doubt It is a hilarious card game that's fun for children as well as adults. If you're the sneaky sort and have a suspicious mind, then this game is for you! Learn to play.

By David Galt

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.

By David Galt

This widely known solitaire gives you a chance to put on your thinking cap. The name comes from the gaps left in the layout once play begins. Learn how to play Gaps and learn some common card terms with a helpful glossary.

By David Galt

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Pay attention to this catchy little solitaire -- also known as Monte Carlo or Weddings. It may look innocent enough, but some skill is required. Learn how to play.

By David Galt

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.

By David Galt

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