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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Texas Hold'em is currently the most popular form of poker. Though it is simple to learn, it can also be quite difficult to master, so read our primer for tips.

By Wesley R. Young

If you want to be a successful poker player, you must know the odds. A simple calculation involving your hand and pot size can make you a winner. Learn how to calculate poker odds.

By Wesley R. Young

Winning at Omaha poker requires a solid understanding of the rules and the nuances of the card game. Omaha is an intricate game that can be even more difficult than Texas Hold'Em. Learn how to play Omaha poker and the winning strategies.

By Wesley R. Young

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7-Card Stud once ruled as the most popular card game. Then Texas Hold'Em came along. But don't be misled. 7-Card Stud is still loved by many.

By Wesley R. Young

Opportunities to play poker online are everywhere these days. There are hundreds of online card rooms and navigating them can be a tricky endeavor. Learn more about the strategy involved when playing poker online.

By Wesley R. Young

Your bankroll is the entire amount of money you have available with which to play poker over a period of time. But it doesn't matter how much money you have if you don't understand the game. Learn some tips for how to bet intelligently while playing

By Wesley R. Young

Any poker veteran will tell you that to be a good player, you must think about many different things during the game, such as minimizing tilts and recognizing tells. Learn how to bluff in poker.

By Wesley R. Young

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If you have never been to a casino or public poker room before, your first trip can be filled with excitement but also a little apprehension. Learn how to play poker in a casino.

By Wesley R. Young

One of the sexiest aspects of poker is bluffing an opponent. Whether you go all-in on a lousy hand or do a semi-bluff with a middling J-10, bluffing can make the heart race. So what's the secret to a great poker face?

Rummy is a popular card game that originated in the camps and saloons of the Old West. Learn how to play Rummy and such versions as Gin Rummy Knock Rummy and 500 Rum.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Canasta, the Spanish word for "basket," is a card game that evolved in Uruguay and spread across Latin America in the 1940s. Learn how to master Canasta and three other variations of the game.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Spades is a classic card game in which the object is to win the number of tricks that your team bids. Learn the rules and finer points of Spades, such as sandbags and underbidding.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Cribbage is a card game that is thought to have been invented in the 17th century by Sir John Suckling. It was the favorite card game of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Franklin. Learn how to play Cribbage.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Boodle is a card game in which the object is to deplete your cards and collect from the designated boodle or money cards. Learn how to earn chips and avoid a penalty for misplaying.

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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.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Red Dog is a popular card game in which the object is to win your wager during your turn. Learn the basics of the game, including how to deal and wager properly.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Eights are wild and so is the action in this fast-paced card game. Crazy Eights is an excellent game to play with kids. Learn how to play Crazy Eights as well as Double Crazy Eights.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

As far back as 1797, Casino was described in books on card games. Though the game has quite a few details, it's easy to learn and fun to play. Learn to play Casino as well as Royal Casino.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Concentration is often one of the first card games a child learns. In fact, don’t be surprised if the youngest participants outplay their elders. Learn how to play Concentration as well as Moving Concentration.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Fan Tan is a card game in which the object is to be the first to play off all your cards. Learn how to make sure your opponents are left holding the bowl of chips.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

War is a classic card game that many of us first played when we were children. The object is to win all the cards. In practical terms it rarely ends with a complete defeat. Learn to how play the card game war.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

For many people, Klondike is synonymous with solitaire. Why it has been such a popular card game is a puzzle, since you don't end up a winner very often. Learn how to play Klondike solitaire.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Canfield is a solitaire card game named after the owner of a celebrated gaming house in the old-time resort town of Sarasota Springs, N.Y. Learn how to play Canfield.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Vanishing Cross is a popular solitaire card game in which the object is to build a 13-card sequence for each suit, using the standard deck of 52 cards. Learn how to beat the deck and win the card game of Vanishing Cross.

By Karolyn A. Schalk