What Are All the Card Games Called?

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By Monica Bates

Have you ever wondered what all the card games are called? With so many different types of card games out there, it can be overwhelming to keep track of them all. Whether you’re an avid card player or just looking to expand your knowledge, this article will provide an overview of the most popular and well-known card games.

Standard Deck Card Games

The most common type of cards used in playing card games is a standard deck of 52 cards. These cards are divided into four suits: hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. Here are some popular card games played with a standard deck:


Poker is a family of card games that involves betting and individual play. The objective is to have the highest-ranked hand at the end of the game. Some popular variations include Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and Seven-Card Stud.


Blackjack is a casino game that involves comparing cards between a player and dealer. The objective is to have a hand value closer to 21 than the dealer without going over.


Rummy is a group of matching-card games that involve arranging sets or runs of cards in specific combinations. The objective is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards.

Trick-Taking Games

Trick-taking games involve players taking turns playing cards from their hand, with each player trying to win the trick (a round where everyone has played one card). Here are some popular trick-taking card games:


Bridge is a four-player game that involves bidding on how many tricks each partnership (two players sitting opposite each other) will take during the game.


Spades is another four-player game where players bid on how many tricks they will take, but in this game, spades are always trump.

Collectible Card Games

Collectible card games, also known as trading card games, involve players using decks of unique cards to battle against each other. Players build their decks before the game and use them to defeat their opponents. Here are some popular collectible card games:

Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a fantasy-based game where players use spells, creatures, and artifacts to defeat their opponents.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Trading Card Game is based on the popular Pokémon video game franchise. Players use Pokémon creatures to battle against each other.


Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese anime-based game that involves players using magical spells and powerful monsters to defeat their opponents.


These are just a few examples of the many card games that exist. Whether you prefer traditional games like poker or blackjack or more modern collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!, there’s a card game out there for everyone. So grab a deck of cards and start playing!