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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How to Play Go Fish

For many of us, Go Fish was our first card game, and for some of us, it may still be the one we like to play most! Learn how to play Go Fish.

How to Play I Doubt It

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.

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.

How to Play Gaps

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.

How to Play Good Neighbors

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Play Texas Hold'em Poker

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.

How to Calculate Poker Odds

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.

How to Play Omaha Poker

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.

How to Play 7-Card Stud Poker

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.

How to Play Poker in a Tournament

Tournament poker, especially games like no-limit Texas Hold'em, has been growing in popularity at tremendous rates over the past few years. Learn more about how to play for big money in a poker tournament.

How to Play Poker Online

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.

Poker Betting Tips

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

How to Bluff in Poker

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.

How to Play Poker in a Casino

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.

Poker Bluffing Tips

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?

Poker Basics

With new players entering the game every day, the opportunities to play and learn about poker are everywhere. Here's your introduction to the world of poker including definitions of poker terms and rankings for the poker hands.

How to Play Rummy

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.

How to Play Canasta

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.

How to Play Spades

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.

How to Play Cribbage

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.

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.

How to Play Whist

Whist is a card game in which the object is to win a majority of the tricks in a hand and to score points. Learn the rules of Whist -- which some call an ancestor of Bridge -- and some helpful tips to master this game of luck, skill, and surprise.