# What Card Games Can You Play Over the Phone?

By Monica Bates

Have you ever found yourself stuck at home with nothing to do but your phone in hand? Well, why not try playing card games over the phone with friends or family members?

It’s a great way to stay connected and have some fun while physically apart. Here are some card games that you can play over the phone:

## 1. Go Fish

Number of Players: 2-6
Objective: To collect the most sets of four cards.
How to Play:
One player asks another player for a specific card rank (e.g. “Do you have any 8s?”).

If the asked player has that card, they must give all of their cards of that rank to the asking player. If not, they say “Go fish” and the asking player draws a card from the deck. The game continues until all sets of four are collected.

## 2. Hearts

Number of Players: 4
Objective: To have the lowest score at the end of each round.
How to Play:
Players take turns playing one card each.

The goal is to avoid taking any hearts or the queen of spades, which are worth points. The game ends when a player reaches 100 points and the player with the lowest score wins.

## 3. Crazy Eights

Number of Players: 2-5
Objective: To be the first player to empty your hand.
How to Play:
Players take turns playing cards that match either suit or rank with the top card on the discard pile.

Eights are wild and can be played at any time. If a player cannot play a card, they must draw from the deck. The game ends when a player has emptied their hand.

## 4. Gin Rummy

Number of Players: 2
Objective: To be the first player to reach 100 points.
How to Play:
Players take turns drawing and discarding cards to form sets of three or four cards with the same rank or runs of three or more cards in sequence of the same suit.

Aces can be used as low or high cards in runs. The game ends when a player reaches 100 points.

## 5. Bridge

Number of Players: 4
Objective: To win as many tricks (rounds) as possible.
How to Play:
Players are divided into two teams and each player is dealt 13 cards.

Bidding occurs to determine which suit will be trump and how many tricks each team will try to win. Players then take turns playing one card each, trying to win the trick with the highest ranked card in the leading suit or trump suit if played.

### In Conclusion

Playing card games over the phone is a great way to stay connected with friends and family while being physically apart. These five games are just a few examples of what you can play, but there are many other options out there. So grab your phone, call up some friends, and get ready for some virtual card game fun!