The best classic card games๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ› - still a pleasure every time! 2024

Even though some card games๐Ÿƒ are already hundreds of years old๐Ÿ›, they still bring a lot of joy every time despite their simplicity. Mostly they are based on a 32 or 54 card deck - sometimes also on double decks. When it comes to the rules, however, they differ enormously.

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List of the best classic card games 2024 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ›

Attached is our list of the best classic card games๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ› you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 88 board games for this list and selected the top 41. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dutch Blitz

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    Dutch Blitz is a fast-paced card game that combines elements of speed, strategy, and quick thinking, where each player uses a unique deck of forty cards divided into four colors. The game's objective is to be the first to empty your blitz pile by playing cards onto the center Dutch piles in ascending order by color or onto your post piles in descending order with alternating Pennsylvania Dutch boy and girl images.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 1 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Cribbage

    All details for the board game Cribbage and similar games

    Cribbage is a classic card game with a rich history, dating back to the early 17th century. It's a game that combines strategy, skill, and a bit of luck, making it a favorite among card game enthusiasts.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Pit

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    Pit is a fast-paced and lively commodity trading card game that has been entertaining players since its first edition in 1903.

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!10โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  4. Euchre

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Mus

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    • 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Scopa

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Rummikub

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    Rummikub is a classic tile-based game that shares similarities with several European card games, including Machiavelli and Vatikan. It's a game that combines elements of strategy and luck, appealing to both casual and strategic players.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1980

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Rummikub
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!26โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  8. A Gamut of Games

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    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Hanafuda

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    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Hearts

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    Hearts is a classic trick-taking card game played with a standard deck, beloved for generations and known for its simple yet strategic gameplay. The primary objective is to avoid collecting hearts, each worth one point, and the queen of spades, a pivotal card worth thirteen points. However, the game has a twist โ€“ players can attempt to "shoot the moon" by capturing all the hearts and the queen of spades. This daring move either adds 26 points to each opponent's score or reduces the player's own score by 26, depending on the variation played.

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Breakaway Rider

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Nuclear War

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    Nuclear War is a classic satirical card game where players take on the roles of global superpowers in a darkly humorous scenario of international politics, propaganda, and potential nuclear apocalypse. Your goal is to either dominate the world or be the last power standing amidst the radioactive ruins.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Spades

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    • 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Ninety-Nine

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Mad Magazine Card Game

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Durak

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • Immediately playable
  17. Rack-O

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    Rack-O is a classic card game that combines strategy, luck, and a bit of skill as players work to organize their cards in ascending numerical order. The simplicity of the rules, paired with the strategic depth of play, makes it an enduring favorite among families and groups of friends.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Rook

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    Rook is a classic trick-taking game that has been entertaining players since its release by Parker Brothers in 1906. Unlike traditional card games that use a standard deck, Rook features a unique set of cards numbered 1-14 in four colors, ditching the usual face cards and suits. The game shines as a 4-player partnership challenge where strategy, bidding for Trump, and teamwork come into play to score points through capturing valuable cards. Whether you're a seasoned card player or new to trick-taking games, Rook's blend of simplicity and strategic depth offers a fresh take on the genre.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Gin Rummy

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Koi-Koi

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  21. Il Cucco

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 40 Players
    • 2 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Loteria

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Schnapsen

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Poker

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    Poker is a classic card game that combines strategy, skill, and a bit of luck. It's played with a standard 52-card deck, and sometimes Jokers are included as wild cards. The game's primary goal is to win the pot, which is the sum of all bets made during a hand.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!45โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  25. Sleuth

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    Sleuth is a riveting deduction game from the acclaimed designer Sid Sackson, originally part of the 3M Gamette Series. This game puts players in the shoes of detectives on the hunt for a single, hidden gem among 36 possibilities. The game cleverly distributes partial information at the start, leaving players with the task of piecing together what they know, what they learn, and what they can deduce about the missing gem through clever questioning and keen observation.

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Up the Creek

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    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 42% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!11โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  27. Mille Bornes

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    Mille Bornes is a classic French card game that simulates a car race where players strive to travel 1000 kilometers (the titular "One Thousand Milestones") on the roads of France. The game is a fun blend of strategy and luck, as players navigate through various road hazards and challenges to reach their destination first.

    More details for Mille Bornes
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Contraband

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Bali

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Rummy

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rummy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rummy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  31. Tichu

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    Tichu is an intriguing partnership card game that combines elements of Zheng Fen with traditional card play. It stands out as a strategic and competitive game, requiring players to be both tactically astute and keenly aware of their partner's actions. Typically played by four players in partnerships, the game is a race to get rid of all cards in hand, while aiming to score points.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tichu
    • 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  32. Haggis

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    Haggis is a strategic card game that belongs to the climbing game family, sharing similarities with games like Zheng Fen and Big Two. It combines various elements from these parent games, such as card combinations, bombs, and scoring based on both cards in hand and cards collected in tricks. A distinctive feature of Haggis is the inclusion of equally distributed wild cards and a betting mechanism where players wager on being the first to deplete their hand of cards.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Haggis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  33. Schafkopf

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    • 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  34. UNO

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    UNO is a classic and widely popular card game known for its easy-to-understand rules and fast-paced gameplay. This engaging game challenges players to quickly empty their hands while strategically using a mix of numbered and special action cards to outmaneuver opponents. The game's universal appeal lies in its simplicity combined with the exciting twist of special cards that can dramatically change the course of play.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  35. Doppelkopf

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  36. Elfer raus!

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  37. Canasta

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  38. Skat

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    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  39. Klaverjassen

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  40. Jass

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  41. Bridge

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    Bridge, a classic and strategic trick-taking card game, stands as a testament to the evolution of card games over centuries. Utilizing a standard deck, Bridge is played by four players in two partnerships, blending skill, strategy, and communication as teams vie to outmaneuver each other through both the bidding (auction) phase and the play of the hand.

    More details for Bridge
    • 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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