There is a two-player game in Sri Lanka using the French card deck. One of the players shuffles the deck and the second player bets for a card value (without the suit).

If the requested card value comes next in the deck, the better wins, if not, he loses.

Does someone know the name of this game?

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    How many cards are drawn? Is this just a guessing game without any strategy?
    – ryanyuyu
    Aug 2, 2019 at 16:30
  • Sounds like a simple guessing game using a deck of cards and not an actual game that would have an official name.
    – Styxsksu
    Aug 2, 2019 at 16:37
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this doesn't appear to actually be a card game and the details for rules are unspecified.
    – ryanyuyu
    Aug 2, 2019 at 18:53
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    I don't think trivial games are off-topic - War and Candyland are also 100% luck yet they have multiple questions each on this site. Aug 2, 2019 at 19:28
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    As of current, it's a bit too vague and lack of details, though you can always edit your question to add more details and getting focused answers instead of wild guessing the name of the game. If possible, could you show either/both an example of how the game progresses, or otherwise answers these questions: how many tries/turns does the player have? how many cards are drawn per turn? if multiple turns, are they discarded/returned back to the deck after being drawn?
    – Andrew T.
    Aug 2, 2019 at 22:21

2 Answers 2


https://www.pagat.com/national/sri_lanka.html lists numerous card games but none of those which are explained match OP’s details. Still the name might ring a bell

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. For example, you should include the names of the games you think could be what the question is asking for.
    – ryanyuyu
    Aug 15, 2019 at 15:52

Not sure about two-player games, but there's a game 304 and Omi that are similar to what you've described.

  • Both of those games are complex trick-taking games with more than two players. This answer is likely incorrect.
    – ryanyuyu
    Aug 4, 2019 at 14:55
  • @ryanyuyu Since the original post had wrong grammar I search for games based on their region - Sri Lanka - and those two games were the only two card games I found.
    – Someone
    Aug 4, 2019 at 18:26
  • But neither of their rules seem to match the question. While these games do appear to be Sri Lankan, they don't match the simple "guess the card" rule.
    – ryanyuyu
    Aug 4, 2019 at 23:02
  • @ryanyuyu And these appear to be the only card games in Sri Lanka.
    – Someone
    Aug 11, 2019 at 7:25

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