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Leisure is a place for even the busiest people to take a break. You can learn to play cards, check out your horoscope, bet on your favorite game or find out more about arcades.

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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

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

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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.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

The world of card games has its own distinct language. Some terms and games are commonly known while others are more obscure. Read this article to find out the definitions of many card game terms, so you'll feel like a pro at the card table.

By David Galt

Gin Rummy is one of the most popular forms of Rummy and is generally played by two players, each receiving ten cards. Learn how to beat your opponent by melding your cards the fastest.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Italian Canasta is a variation of classic Canasta, but in this version each player receives 15 cards. Learn how to conquer your opponents by being the first team to earn 12,000 points.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

500 Rum, a popular version of Rummy, can be played by two to six players. Learn how to be the first player to score 500 points and win this card game.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

Knock Rummy is a version of the ever popular Rummy card game. Learn how to be the first player to knock and stop play when your deadwood (unmatched cards) count is less than your opponents'.

By Karolyn A. Schalk

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Partnership Pinochle is a trick-taking game played with a 48-card deck. Read on to find out how to win the game by being the first team to score 1,500 points.

You've almost certainly seen sudoku puzzles on bookstore shelves this year. They've quickly grown as popular as crossword puzzles, if not more so. Find out what a sudoku puzzle entails how to go about solving one and where the concept originated.

By Julia Layton