Whilst some may visit their local casino, many choose the internet to play on a wide range of games. Here are six of the most popular online card games according to ranker.com.
Voted the most popular of all time, the American card game is played with a specially printed deck. The aim of the game is to be the first player to achieve 500 points. To do so, the player must discard all their cards and earn points corresponding to the value of the cards held by the other players. There are 108 cards in the deck with 25 of each colour (red, blue, yellow, and green) with an additional eight consisting of four ‘Wild’ and four ‘Wild Draw Four’ cards.
Cards Against Humanity
Cards against Humanity is a hilarious multiplayer party game that is available to play online or in physical form. The game is infamously known for its politically incorrect content and severity of taste. To play the game, a player must complete a fill-in-the-blank statement using only the cards they have on them and are also encouraged to pick the most offensive words or phrases they have. Due to the nature of the content, the game has an age range of 17+.
Blackjack (also known as twenty-one) is a comparison card game between the dealer and player. This means that the player must compete against the dealer, but not against any of the other players. The game is played with one or more decks consisting of 52 cards, with the object being to beat the dealer, which can be done by getting closer to 21 than the dealer. Live blackjack is a fast-paced and simple game to play if you have a spare ten minutes on your break at work or bored at home.
The second most popular game is Solitaire. Solitaire is a genre of card games and can be played by a single player, however, patience games (how it’s commonly known across the world aside from the US and Canada) can also be played in a head to head format with the winner chosen by a scoring system. The purpose of the game is to manipulate a layout of cards with an end goal of organizing them in some way. The game can be played competitively and cooperatively.
Bluff is a game where the players must try and get rid of all their cards. It is usually played with at least three players, who must try and deceive their fellow players to win. All cards are played face down, so players can lie about what cards they have played.
A challenge is usually made by a player and if you get it wrong you must pick up all the cards in the middle; if you are right, they will be picking the cards up. It is a popular party game and is also has alternative names such as BS and Bologna.
Go Fish is a card game typically played with two to five players. Each player is assigned five cards with the remaining face down between players. Players then hold their cards so only they can see what’s on them.
The game starts with the youngest player with each asking their opponent if they have a certain number. If the opponent has the card, they must hand it over to the player who then earns a point for making a match. If the opponent doesn’t have the card, they say ‘Go Fish!’.
With these six online card games and many more available; you’ll be entertained for hours.