What Do You Know Card Games?

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By Eric Wilson

Do you enjoy playing card games? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, there are countless card games to choose from.

From classic games like poker and blackjack to newer games like Cards Against Humanity, there’s something for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at some popular card games and how to play them.


Poker is one of the most popular card games in the world. The goal of the game is to have the best hand of cards at the end of each round.

There are many different variations of poker, but the most common is Texas Hold’em. In Texas Hold’em, each player is dealt two cards face down (called “hole” cards) and then five community cards are dealt face up in the middle of the table. Players use their hole cards and the community cards to make their best five-card hand.


Blackjack, also known as 21, is another popular card game. The goal of blackjack is to have a hand that totals 21 or as close to 21 as possible without going over.

Each player is dealt two cards face up and then has the option to “hit” (take additional cards) or “stand” (keep their current hand). The dealer also receives two cards but only one is face up. The dealer must hit until they reach a total of 17 or higher.

Go Fish

Go Fish is a simple yet entertaining card game that’s great for young children. The goal of Go Fish is to collect sets of four matching cards by asking other players if they have a certain card.

If a player doesn’t have the requested card, they say “Go fish!” and the player must draw from the deck.

  • Tips: Remember which cards other players ask for so you can keep track of what they have.
  • Strategy: Try to collect sets of cards early on so you have a better chance of winning.

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity is a popular party game that’s not for the faint of heart. The game consists of black cards with prompts and white cards with responses.

Each round, one player reads a black card and the other players choose a white card from their hand to complete the prompt. The funniest or most outrageous response wins.

  • Tips: Don’t be afraid to choose the most inappropriate or offensive response. That’s what makes the game entertaining.
  • Strategy: Try to match your response to the sense of humor of the person judging each round.

In conclusion

These are just a few examples of popular card games, but there are countless others out there. Whether you’re looking for a simple game to play with young children or an adult party game that’s sure to entertain, there’s a card game for everyone. So why not gather some friends and family and start playing today?