Fun Card Games You Can Play Alone Or With Your Family

Like cards, but not gambling? Then turn to your PC. The Internet has great card games to tickle your mind, while you don’t have to bet a penny. Curious? Try these PC games:

ShapeSolitaire (Dekovir)

ShapeSolitaire is a new unique card puzzler. The game adds a modern twist to the classic card game. With ShapeSolitaire, you have to fill all open tiles with cards by following one simple rule – you must place a card on the field next to another card with a value one less or one greater, regardless the suit. Shape Solitaire is a fantastic game for card and puzzle fans alike. Download it and test your luck.

PrettyGood Solitaire (Gamesol)

You will enjoy countless hours of fun with PrettyGood Solitaire. It’s probably the largest solitaire card game collection that lets you play 600 different solitaire card games, from classic games like Klondike, FreeCell, and Spider, to original games found nowhere else, such as Demons and Thieves, Aces and Kings, and Double FreeCell.. In addition to that you can use PrettyGood Solitaire to play Pyramid, Cruel, Gaps (Montana), Crescent, Diplomat, or Indian Patience. Pretty Good Solitaire contains a solitaire game for every mood. Whether you want an easy, mindless game or an intellectual challenge, you will find it here.

BVSSolitaire (BVS Development Corp)

BVSSolitaire is an award-winning collection of 385 solitaire games. You’ll be able to learn solitaires created by BVSSolitaire founder and not found elsewhere. Another advantage of this game is that BVSSolitaire gives you the plethora of statistical and scoring screens. You can track your performance and progress in playing solitaire about as completely as many people use a computer to track their finances. And you can publish your personal statistics on the BVSSolitaire web site to appear in the top scores list.

Rummy (YPR Software)

In the addictive Rummy game, you play your cards on the table in groups of three or more, and you win when you play all your cards before your opponents do. You can chose to play online or offline against the computer players, varying difficulty level. As an added bonus, you can choose from many different variations of the Manipulation Rummy game, playing with cards or tiles. You can ask the program for a hint while you play. You can undo and redo your moves and can set a time limit for each turn to make the game more fast-paced. Save the game you are playing and resume it later, if something suddenly distracts you.

Card Games

Some 7th- to 10th-century manuscripts trace the earliest instance of playing cards to China. The earliest authentic references to playing cards in Europe dates back to circa 1377, and the history of English playing cards dates back to mid 15th century.

Per the basic rules of a card game, when a game is played, the players arrange themselves in a circle around a horizontal surface on which the cards will be played. The players face inwards, and are seated so that they cannot see each other’s cards.

A pack of cards is used to play card games. All cards are identical in shape and size, and each card has a two sides; one being the face and another the back. Backs in a pack are indistinguishable and faces may all be unique, depending on the game. In both cases, any card is identifiable by its face. The set of cards is called a pack in British English and deck in U.S. English.

In a number of card games, cards in a pack are grouped in suits. Dealing is done either counterclockwise or clockwise. It is usually assumed that the dealing is clockwise for games from North America, North and West Europe and Russia; counterclockwise for South and East Europe and Asia, also for Swiss games and all Tarot games.

Card games for a solo player are called Solitaire in the U.S and Patience in the U.K.

Some of the popular traditional card games are Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage, Euchre, Hearts, Pinochle, Pitch, Rummy, Solitaire, Spades and Whist.