Top 10 Best Card Games

What is your favorite card game using one or more of the standard 52-card decks of cards; A-K in four suits (does not include UNO, for example)?
The Top Ten
1 Poker

Poker, especially no limit hold'em, may be the greatest game ever. Chess and checkers, for example, are games of perfect information where 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!

While playing poker, you are guessing people's minds. You also develop an affinity towards numbers and combinations.

You play POKER right, you play PEOPLE right!

I was torn between voting for this one or for spoons. In the end, I just had to go with spoons, as it is a great game, but poker is just as good.

2 Hearts

I have very fond memories of game night, and this is one of our family's favorites!

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

Hearts is the bomb! Play online.

3 Go Fish

I love Go Fish. I play with my family sometimes over the summer.

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

I love Go Fish.

4 Spoons

If you don't have any spoons, you can play this game by putting your hands in the middle first, 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 their right at the same time. If someone has 4 of any number, they shout HANDS/SPOONS! Then puts their hands in the middle or grabs a spoon in the middle of the table. Whoever is last or does not have a spoon goes out of the game, and one set of numbers gets taken out of the game.

Definitely the most exciting game ever played, for sure! Just the suspense alone will not only drive you crazy but in a very funny sort of way for sure as well!

Probably the most exciting and entertaining card game there is. I've only ever had an amazing time when playing this game.

5 Egyptian Rat Screw

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.

I think this belongs in the top 10. I have taught over 100 people this game...

So fun! It's way better than poker and spoons! Should be number one!

6 Crazy Eights

I hate poker. It wasn't good. I play Crazy Eights every day. And it's fun to play. I wish we could play it all day in my life. And the eights are wild, and it's fun to play the game. From now on, we will play it every day. It's good. How exciting.

This game is awesome. It's a really fun 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 love Crazy Eights. My mom taught me when I was young.

7 Solitaire

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

I've become addicted to Solitaire recently...

Love the game, period!

8 B.S.

This is arguably the best card game ever! Days of fun, I never get bored of it. It's too awesome. If it were a career, I would do it.

Really cool and definitely fun. P.S. If you're playing with small children (7-12) or younger, definitely change the name to Bull Poo.

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

9 Blackjack

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

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

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

10 Rummy 500

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!

Grew up playing with my mom. Of course, you know who always won.

It is my favorite game. I mean, really, Spades and Hearts? I'm stuck between UK and stupid.

The Contenders
11 Spades

Truly, it 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 on the mental connection between you and your partner, is one of my favorites. It relies not on the 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.

12 Texas Hold 'Em

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

Texas Hold'em is the in game, not so much poker anymore. Rummy is cool too.

Best card game ever!

13 Euchre

This game is way better (except for bridge) than all those card games mentioned above. Poker is overrated, and 500 Euchre owns all. People need to know how to play great games, not luck games.

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

Euchre is a lot of probability and strategy. So many possible outcomes. This is my favorite card game by far. I also love all the terminology.

14 War

It's a good game for littler kids, but not really a fun game with a lot of elements.

Good luck winning.

15 Apples to Apples

Cards Against Humanity is my all-time favorite. But I play Apples to Apples when young ones are around.

16 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 loves this game, and my sister refuses to play anything else because she doesn't want any other game to become her favorite.

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

17 Oh Hell

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!

18 Bridge

The ultimate card game. It takes the human element, the logical analysis element, and the perception reasoning of one's 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 player's game, where all bits of information can be important, from what seems like a throwaway 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!

19 Wizard

This incredibly fun card game deserves to be much higher! It's really fun to play. The only problem is that you have to buy a special deck.

20 Mafia

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

21 Garbage
22 Sheepshead

This is the best game.

23 Star Realms

Love all the experience.

24 Speed

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

This game requires more than just luck.

I have played this for hours straight on many occasions. It never gets old.

25 Slapjack
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