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Noun1.card game - a game played with playing cardscard game - a game played with playing cards  
discard - (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
shuffle, shuffling, make - the act of mixing cards haphazardly
reshuffling, reshuffle - shuffling again; "the gambler demanded a reshuffle"
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
cutting, cut - the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
all fours, high-low-jack - card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
baccarat, chemin de fer - a card game played in casinos in which two or more punters gamble against the banker; the player wins who holds 2 or 3 cards that total closest to nine
beggar-my-neighbor, beggar-my-neighbour, strip-Jack-naked - a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
vingt-et-un, twenty-one, blackjack - a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
cassino, casino - a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
cribbage, crib - a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
ecarte - a card game for 2 players; played with 32 cards and king high
euchre, five hundred - a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand
sevens, fantan, parliament - a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
faro - a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
Go Fish - a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards
four-card monte, monte, three-card monte - a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
stops, Newmarket, boodle, Chicago, Michigan - a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
Napoleon, nap - a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
old maid - a card game using a pack of cards from which one queen has been removed; players match cards and the player holding the unmatched queen at the end of the game is the loser (or `old maid')
bezique, penuchle, pinochle, pinocle - a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist
piquet - a card game for two players using a reduced pack of 32 cards
pisha paysha - (Yiddish) a card game for two players one of whom is usually a child; the deck is place face down with one card face upward; players draw from the deck alternately hoping to build up or down from the open card; the player with the fewest cards when the deck is exhausted is the winner
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
rouge et noir, trente-et-quarante - a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
rum, rummy - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
patience, solitaire - a card game played by one person
long whist, short whist, whist - a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
doubling, double - raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
deal - the act of distributing playing cards; "the deal was passed around the table clockwise"
lead - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
renege, revoke - the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
trumping, ruff - (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
trick - (card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner
shoe - (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
Translations
karetní hra
Karten spielenKartenspiel
kortspelkorttipeli
kártyajáték
jogo de cartas

card game

ngioco di carte
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1 Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Panel Track; Jan-Aug 2006, Annual 2005, Annual 2004, Annual 2003; Card Games Category; Brands