Best Card Games

What is your favorite card game?
(applies to games using the standard 52-card deck of cards A-K in four suits-does not include UNO, for example)

The Top Ten Best Card Games

1 Poker

Poker is the most amazing game that I have ever played

Amazing game, but is quite a gamble in it.

Poker, especially no limit hold'em, may be the greatest game ever. Chess and checkers for example, are games of perfect information. Everyone sees everything. Life is not like that. Poker often leaves one guessing if they made the right move, you never really know. That's how life is and poker teaches you skills that help you navigate life better. Outstanding!

Great game night game for your friends

2 Hearts

I have very fond memories of game night and this one of our families favorites!

;) only card game I ever play

Spent many hours, with colleagues, whilst waiting call outs.s

I have played this game once but it is super fun and contains a lot of strategy!

3 Go Fish

I love go fish. My wife and I use it as foreplay

I have got a deck of cards, the game I mostly play is go fish. Once you have played it, it gets addictive in a really good way! When I bring my deck of cards out the thing that's in my mind is go fish, go fish, go fish, go fish. So this's why I like it.

Great game but it is very addictive and you need a lot of time to play this game

Go fish is a good game for all ages and it can save your time!

4 Spoons

It is a cool game

If you don't have any spoons you can play this game by putting you're hands in the middle 1st and the last person to do so is out

Each player picks a number and 4 of that number is in play no other cards
Deal out 4 cards to each player. Each player must then pass one card to there right at the same time if someone has 4 of any number they shout HANDS/SPOONS! Then puts there hands in the middle or grabs a spoon in the middle of the table. Who ever is last or does not have a spoon goes out the game and one set of numbers gets taken out of the game

Fast paced and awesome

Spoons is awesome it uses real spoons to play this fabulous game

5 Egyptian Rat Screw

It's like war for intellectuals

Best card game ever!

This game never gets old. Its also fun fast paced and can get violent. WHY IS THIS NUMBER 35

I love this game and play it a LOT more than the other games on the list, it should be number 1. I have told so many people about this game and have taught just as many.

6 Crazy Eights

Always exciting

The most exciting and fast-paced

This game is awesome. It's a really fn game. I also hate poker laugh out loud. Rummy is too difficult and I don't know why bluff is not on this list. It's also a great game

I hate poker it wasnt good. I play crazy 8s every day. And its fun to play I wish we can play it all day in my life. And the eights are wild and its fun to play the game. From now on we will play it every day. Its good. How exiting.

7 B.S.

I could play this every day for the rest of my life. - anonymous

This is arguably he beat card game ever! Days of fun, I never get bored of it, it's too awesome. If it was a career I would do it.

Love this game. Play it with my friends in weekends at my cabin near stevens pass

I play this game at lunch with my friends almost everyday and it never gets old

8 Rummy 500

It is my Favorite Game I mean Really Spades and Hearts I'm stuck Inbetween Uk and Stupid.

Rummy 500, crazy eights, and 31 are my three favorite card games! But why is 31 so low on this list, it's better than 21!

Rummy is my favourite game I play it every day

Just learned to play it today. Addicting!

9 21

This game is fun but mostly luck

This is poker

It's the best game ever its really and its really fun me and my friends love it

Its pretty boring because the main goal of the game is to have 21 or less and the other person must have less or they bust

10 Spades

spades is the best ever... strategy and luck combined

Truly takes the skill of reading a peer's actions to the next level. This intense game of playing cards to further yourself and your teammate and predicting how many tricks you will win based not only on yourself, but also based on the mental connection between you and your partner is one of my favorites because it relies not on luck of the draw, but on pure strategy and knowledge of your partner. This game is the best bruh.

Loved this game but don't know anyone who knows the game. Is it more well known in New England?

Best game I've ever played. Partner games are best.

The Contenders

11 Texas Hold 'Em

Everybody seems to know this one - RdrTech

Texas Hold'em is the In, not so much Poker anymore. Rummy is cool too. - Raptork

Texas Hold 'Em is a really fun game to play with family and friends, and once you know how to play, you can get really good really fast.

Fun to play all day with friends

12 Euchre

I use to have friends that I played this with about 15-20 years ago & oh, how I miss it, just as I was getting pretty good, they moved & I haven't met anyone since who plays or likes it since! - pmmom38

Want to know how this game is played?

I'm surprised games like Speed and BS are on here before Euchre XD.

This game is was better (except for bridge) than all those card games mention above. Poker is over rated and 500 Euchre owns all. People need to know how to play great games not luck games.

13 Solitaire

I like the fireworks that appear on the screen when you win. :P
(Still haven't won yet... ) - Oreanta


Solitaire is a hobby of mine. It's most of what I do with playing cards. - PositronWildhawk

I've became addicted to solitaire recently...

14 War

Its one of my favoruites

Good luck winning

I don't no this but I just want to vote, so sure many of you will this like...

So so fun this game should be first

15 Blackjack

Fun in groups and at parties, so much fun! Never gets old, and is great if you have money to bet.

7 Card Blackjack is the bomb, fun for everyone and its not too complicated like other card games like poker or texas hold 'em

Great. Simple enough that anyone can play and yet complex enough that decisions still have impact.

I love blackjack. A great test of skill and patience, and the more the merrier. - PositronWildhawk

16 Apples to Apples

Cards against humanity is my all time favorite. But I play apples to apples when young ones are around.

17 Gin or Gin Rummy

It's a bit long and is difficult as you have to know what kind of pair your partner is making based on the cards they pick up but when you win, it's really rewarding.

My whole family love this game and my sister refuses to play anything else because she doesn't want any other game to be her favorite! - ThAtOnEIdIoT

Where can I play it

Easy, fun game that includes putting same suits together or getting three and four of a kind. CLASSIC!

18 Oh Hell

Oh Hell Yeah!

A great game for a large group of family and friends to play.

Play it whenever the family gets together.

Fun name is good too!

19 Bridge

The ultimate card game. It takes the human element, the logical analysis element and the perception reasoning of ones brain, to play well. No wonder computers even today, still can't play at levels near experts. It is the king of card games, with the prestige fit for Kings, not to mention a collaboration of complex rules, that make a steep learning curve on other games, seem like a flowery park hill. The game used to be big, now it has fallen by the wayside, as entertainment these days is all about very vulgar jokes, and fast cuts. Bridge is a thinking man's game in the age when thinking is no longer necessary. Yet, even still, for those of us who know it and play it on a humble night, it is truly timeless...

Bridge is the best card game. It can be played at the highest level with no luck (contract form) and it can be played casually over a few drinks. Whether playing for money or pride, this game offers something for everyone. Bridge is the thinking players game, where all bits of information can be important, from what seems like a throw away bid, to what cards are dumped during a trick. There is such a thrill in making even a 1 no-trump contract by counting deep into each suit and making your 8 of clubs a winner!

It should be number 1

Learned at eleven. Played a lot in college. Not much til retirement, now 5 times a month, duplicate, and have master points. You can also play online, with people from all over the world. Free. People are turning to this game because it is intellectual exercise for the top of your head.

20 Mafia

I love this game! You need heaps of people though so its kind of hard to play often but I like it. Top ten at least.

I don't even play this with cards

21 Sheepshead

This is the best game. - S235

22 Star Realms

Love all the experience

23 Garbage

Fun game.

24 Speed

It can improve your reaction time and judgement. Overall, it's fun to play with friends with other people cheering you on from the side.

I have played this for hours straight on many occasions, it never gets old

How do you play speed

This game requires more than just luck.

25 Slapjack
26 Pay Me
27 Monopoly Deal

Never gets old. THE BEST! - mood333

28 52 Pick Up

I always seem to get to 51 then just lose interest

If you are an experienced champ, this game is the best of all games

This one should be on the top ten pranks, not card games.

This is also my 19nd favorite game! How ironic!

29 13

This game is really challenging and has to be first place

30 Spite and Malice

I have played this game since I was a child and no one know what it is. It is fantastic! It is similar to skip-bo, but you do not have to buy separate cards.

Love the game. Have played Skip-Bo and Spite and Malice.

How to play Spite & Malice

This game is the epitome of strategy and screwing people over. It's so fun!

31 Mille Bornes
32 Rummy Royal
33 Pinochle

Loved this game, better than eucher

Best game ever

Cutthroat Pinochle is my favorite! It's so addicting. When you're on a lucky streak and you can't decide whether to gamble or not, it's such a RUSH! Incredibly fun game and pretty easy to learn too! You'll forget when you don't play for a while, but when you start again, it comes right back. - theOpinionatedOne

I can't believe I'm the first to vote for this. pinochle is like spades on steroids.

34 99
35 Cribbage

It's a card game invented in the 1600's. My father played it and taught my son who then taught me-we have been bonding through this challenging game ever since.

"Just learned how to play it! What a wonderful game! And can be played with up to 4

Fun game that sailors play and involves math

Great game love to play

36 Thirteen

Thirteen card brag OR Crash as we called it when I was younger. Just looking up how to play it again?

37 Spider Solitaire
38 Pitch

Greatest partner card game. Fun with variety of strategy and luck.

Great game would love to play

Great all around game

39 Wizard


40 Snap
41 Canasta

I can't believe this game isn't on this list. Classic Canasta is an excellent, classic that took the nation by storm in the 50's and is an excellent strategic partnership game. My all time favorite.

Hand and foot makes it even more interesting, but you need to have a flexible attention span when you start a game cause it can last a few hours. - theOpinionatedOne

More people should play Canasta. A great game from my youth played across Europe and South America.

Great game with a lot of possibilities, in my opinion is more interesting than any game in top 10 here

42 Mao

Penalty for not saying thank you. - ListerBlister

Just noticed that I posted a misspelling of the game. Oh well. This game is the best. Played it for hours with some friends and we were cracking up. Best played with new players - elijaHayes

This game is amazing when you are playing with someone new to the game

So fun to play and just watch people get so confused from penalties

43 45's

similar to heats only more complicated and way more fun

This game is very complicated at first, but after a while I sweare it is idicting! I still do not understand why 45's is only number 23 in this, to me it definitely beats some of the card games before it. For me it only took two days to figure it out, but trust me it is a great card game, perfect for any occasion

44 Mabinogi Duel
45 31

Love this! The only card games I like better are rummy 500 and crazy eights, it's close though.

Good, but I like 21 better

Best card game ever along with bs and Egyptian rat screw

Best one

46 FreeCell
47 Briscola

Exellent game!
Too bad it is not played on english speaking area.
Check brisca out too.

48 Scum

We call this "President" what makes it so fun is the politics because the winner (President) takes from the loser (Big Butt) to keep winning! A tennis camp throwback.

One Of the funnest games ever

49 Duelyst
50 Call Break

Specially in south Asia this game is immensely popular. I have been playing this game since childhood and still remained as my favourite card game

The best game there is. We bet the points. 4 players 13each. Spades cards rule them all.

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