Card games can be played by one player, two players, multiplayer and online. Different kinds of card games include trick taking games, casino or gambling games, solitaire games, shedding games, rummy style games, collectible card games and multi-genre games. The players in a card game usually arrange themselves in a circle around a horizontal surface. The cards in a pack are identical in size and shape. Each card has a face and a back side. The dealing in a card game is either clockwise or anticlockwise.
Solitaire is a single player card game. The well known form of solitaire game is called Klondike. The player arranges cards from a shuffled deck. Then he attempts to reorder the deck by suit and rank. The solitaire can be played with one or more deck of cards. Use of more deck of cards increases the rules and skill levels. Different types of solitaire games are converted into electronic forms and available as computer games.
Spade is a popular multiplayer card game. It is often played as a partnership game by four players. It is played with a pack of 52 cards and each player receives 13 cards. The first dealer is chosen at random. Each partnership must make a bid. The bids of a spade card game are nil and blend nil. The player who wins the trick leads to the next game. Poker is a popular casino card game. It is played with a pack of 52 cards. The cards are ranked from high to low. They are straight flush, five of a kind, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, two pair and high card. All poker hands contain five and the highest hand wins. Online poker is gaining in popularity these days, as well.
Chase the ace or cuckoo is a shedding card game. This game can be played by two or more players. The object of the game is to dispose of all cards without picking up an ace. The last card left at the end will always be an ace. The player who holds the ace card will be the loser. Poke is a multi genre came. A hand of poke consists of two phases. In the first phase, players draw cards to poker hand. In the second phase, players proceed to take tricks. Collectible card games are played with specially designed sets of cards. Each card has additional text explaining the effect of the particular card. Players select cards from the available group of cards.