The best Trick-taking games 🃏 2021

Looking for a really good trick-taking card game 🃏? We have collected the 32 best trick-taking games for you and listed them clearly.

What are trick-taking games anyway?

Players play cards from their hands onto the table. The order is usually clockwise and proceeds in rounds in which each player discards a card - in what is called a "trick". Each trick is scored separately to determine a winner and/or apply other possible effects.

The highest card wins the "trick"

The most common way to win a trick is to play the card with the highest value of the suit that was played first. Many classic card games use the "trump" system (where the particular cards, usually those of a particular suit, win the trick when played). Occasionally there is a bidding round to determine this trump suit.

"Serve" must

In many trick plays (though not all), players are required to "serve", that is, play a card of the same suit that was played, if they have one. If they don't have a matching card, they must play another card from their hand.

List of the best trick plays 2021 🃏

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 317 board games for this list and selected the top 32. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 11.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Skull King

    All details for the board game Skull King and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Skull King

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Skull King" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Tichu

    All details for the board game Tichu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tichu
    • Players4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de
  5. Diamonds: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Diamonds: Second Edition and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Medievalia

    All details for the board game Medievalia and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Texas Showdown

    All details for the board game Texas Showdown and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Wizard

    All details for the board game Wizard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Wizard
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Dealt!

    All details for the board game Dealt! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dealt!
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Claim

    All details for the board game Claim and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Claim
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  11. Claim 2

    All details for the board game Claim 2 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Stick 'Em

    All details for the board game Stick 'Em and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Stick 'Em
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Stick 'Em

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stick 'Em" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stick 'Em" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  13. King of 12

    All details for the board game King of 12 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Frank's Zoo

    All details for the board game Frank's Zoo and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  15. Battle of Durak

    All details for the board game Battle of Durak and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Potato Man

    All details for the board game Potato Man and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Gorus Maximus

    All details for the board game Gorus Maximus and similar games
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Euchre

    All details for the board game Euchre and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Wizard: Jubiläumsedition

    All details for the board game Wizard: Jubiläumsedition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Sluff Off!

    All details for the board game Sluff Off! and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Haggis

    All details for the board game Haggis and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Haggis
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Clubs

    All details for the board game Clubs and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Clubs
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. The Bottle Imp

    All details for the board game The Bottle Imp and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Ladder 29

    All details for the board game Ladder 29 and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Nyet!

    All details for the board game Nyet! and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Ziegen Kriegen

    All details for the board game Ziegen Kriegen and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Ziegen Kriegen
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Chronicle

    All details for the board game Chronicle and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chronicle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chronicle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Wizard Junior

    All details for the board game Wizard Junior and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Hearts

    All details for the board game Hearts and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  31. Doppelkopf

    All details for the board game Doppelkopf and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  32. Skat

    All details for the board game Skat and similar games
    • Players3 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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