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We want to play card games over the coming days and weeks to pass some time, since we can't get out much. We sometimes will have 2 players, or 4. What are people's favorite card games to play? A google search produces a long list of games but it's hard to figure out which ones are really fun.

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If you can muster the courage to venture outside once more, consider picking up a cribbage board. Hands down, the best two-player card game ever invented.

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Coup is a quick and fun game.

Arboretum is also good.

Pick up some board games too. Ticket to Ride. Reef. Catan.

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Not a normal deck of cards but Dominion is good. You can find the base set and a few of the expansions at places like Target.

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+1 for cribbage.  You can score it on paper if you don't have a cribbage board.  Perfect game for two.

When you have four, hearts or spades.

 

Edited by TexArcher

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If you like to get your nerd on, I can't overstate the wondrousness of Race for the Galaxy.

And I'm veering off topic, but if you've got four people of varying ages and are in the mood for a board game, please consider Small World--a great mix of skill and luck plus relatively easy to learn.

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3 hours ago, WhatTheBuck said:

Solitaire

This.  There are many varieties of solitaire and other card games to be played by one or more persons while using a simple deck of cards.  I believe there are several versions of Hoyle's Card Games available to download or you could get the compendium book (I have one and it is awesome) delivered through Amazon. 

You will never run out of card games to play and some are quite challenging.  In olden times, people had quite a bit of time on their hands and no TV.  Some of those folks created ingenious card games (for entertainment purposes only...according to Hoyle).

check it out 

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On second thought, I'm gonna double down with another OT recommendation and suggest Pandemic. It's perfectly topical and a lot of fun. And since it's co-op, your family will get to fight a losing battle against contagion instead of each other.

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Just a little dark humor, friends.

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Some good packaged card games, that I would have been skeptical of, but are pretty fun are:

Skip Bo (my aunt and grandmother, who were once bridge players, played this with their friends and family for 20 years)

Phase 10 (a rummy-type game).

Rook (very old-school, bridge-lite for four players).

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For two people, Gin Rummy is fun.  My 12 yo son and I have been playing that a bunch.  Hearts and Spades are great for four players.  You can play a modified version of Spades with two players as well.

I'm glad you brought this up.  We used to play the shit out of VC in high school.  It was some card game that a Vietnamese friend of mine taught us.  Anyone else play that?  I need to go back and re-visit the rules and teach it to my kids.  That game was a blast.

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You can play Spades with 3 also. Toss the 2 of clubs, 17 tricks in the deck. 

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On 3/17/2020 at 8:13 PM, MaclovioBrown said:

Tonk

This was the game I used to play with a bunch of players from the Longhorn Basketball team when I was in college.  We played with crumpled up dollar bills and they would throw it at whoever one the hand.  

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The guys in my fantasy football group are all scattered around the US and we played Texas Hold'em this past Saturday night.

Use a phone/tablet to download the Pokerrrr2 app (Android or iOS) and then we used out computers to ZOOM.


Warning, if you get a text or a phone call on your phone and accept it, it will kick you off the app for a few minutes while you try to reconnect. The game doesn't stop either, so if you were dealt some nice cards, but aren't connected to stay in, then the app thinks that you've folded and it sends your cards to the middle and you have to keep hoping that it will reconnect. But, depending on how long a hand goes, you might be able to get back on before it's your turn on the next hand.

It was pretty fun. We had a $40 buy in that was "$400" on the app and if you lose all your money, you can keep buying in at the same amount and the app keeps track of what everyone has put in.

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