The best Trick-taking games 🃏 2023

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 2023 🃏

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 1388 board games for this list and selected the top 32. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: Mission Deep Sea

    All details for the board game The Crew: Mission Deep Sea and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de
  2. SCOUT

    All details for the board game SCOUT and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 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 23 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Skull King

    All details for the board game Skull King and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Skull King

    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Skull King" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. The Fox in the Forest

    All details for the board game The Fox in the Forest and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Tichu

    All details for the board game Tichu and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  7. Texas Showdown

    All details for the board game Texas Showdown and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Medievalia

    All details for the board game Medievalia and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Diamonds: Second Edition

    All details for the board game Diamonds: Second Edition and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Dealt!

    All details for the board game Dealt! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  11. Wizard

    All details for the board game Wizard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Claim

    All details for the board game Claim and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  13. Jekyll vs. Hyde

    All details for the board game Jekyll vs. Hyde and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Claim 2

    All details for the board game Claim 2 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. King of 12

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Fool!

    All details for the board game Fool! and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fool!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fool!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. 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
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stick 'Em

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stick 'Em" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Voodoo Prince

    All details for the board game Voodoo Prince and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. 12 Days

    All details for the board game 12 Days and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Frank's Zoo

    All details for the board game Frank's Zoo and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  21. Inside Job

    All details for the board game Inside Job and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Potato Man

    All details for the board game Potato Man and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Brian Boru: High King of Ireland

    All details for the board game Brian Boru: High King of Ireland and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Euchre

    All details for the board game Euchre and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. The Dwarf King

    All details for the board game The Dwarf King and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Wizard: Jubiläumsedition

    All details for the board game Wizard: Jubiläumsedition and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Shamans

    All details for the board game Shamans and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  28. Vampire Queen

    All details for the board game Vampire Queen and similar games
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Sluff Off!

    All details for the board game Sluff Off! and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Battle of Durak

    All details for the board game Battle of Durak and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  31. Doppelkopf

    All details for the board game Doppelkopf and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  32. Skat

    All details for the board game Skat and similar games
    • 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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