Questions tagged [playing-cards]

This tag refers to questions specifically about playing cards themselves, covering topics such as shuffling, construction, lamination, deck sizes etc. It *is not* a meta tag for adding to any card game question!

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Can bridge-style duplicate play work for Magic and other CCGs?

As I understand bridge, you form teams with four players even though only two play at a table. The idea is that there are two identical hands. Two players in your team play North-South with one of the ...
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German card game that involves betting 'knocks'

Played this card game a couple years ago while backpacking in South America with some Germans (I think). There was a betting system, but we didn't use any chips or currency, etc. It had a somewhat ...
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What does "Point Value of Bid" mean in the card game Boston?

This description of the card game Boston has this list of the bids: What does the "Point Value of Bid" column indicate? There is another table later that shows how many chips the bidder ...
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What is a technique to hold old playing cards with no corner indicators?

Old decks of playing cards often don't have corner indicators for suit and number, and it seems hard (at least to a novice) to determine what each card is without seeing it in full. For instance: ...
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How can I keep Magic foils flat?

Anyone who's collected Magic for a while knows the unfortunate tendency for foils — especially older foils and the heavier promotional foils — to curl up towards the foil side (presumably ...
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Identify a card game where you need to play a higher card or pickup the discard pile?

The first time I played was elementary and no one remembered the name so we've called it "the game with no name" for years. Setup: The game starts with three cards dealt to each player, face ...
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What are these Strange Pattern Yugioh Cards

I came across these bizarre looking Yugioh cards in my collection. They look nothing like my other cards. They clearly say Yugioh cards...are they knockoffs? If so, why do they look so bad. Thanks!
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How long are trading cards expected to last?

I am trying to make my Pokémon cards last for as long as possible, so I am storing them in soft sleeves and then again in hard sleeves. These hard sleeves are kept in a shoebox. I know that old paper ...
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Card Game Name: 5 points and you’re out

I recently learned a new card game and the person didn’t know the name. Maybe someone else does. Goes like this... A round begins with each player having been dealt 4 cards except the starting player ...
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Online Platforms where simulate board/card game

With my mates I would like to design a new card-game. However due to lockdown and pandemic limitations, we cannot meet each other for playing sessions. Does exists an online website/platform where I ...
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Which program to chose when designing my own cards? [closed]

I am working on a prototype of a board game for which I need to design several cards. The cards will have several features like name, picture, text and some additional symbols. I am not sure which ...
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Where can I download high quality images of poker cards?

I am looking for high quality images of poker cards to download. I can use Google Images to download the images, but it would be impossible to find 53 identical cards in terms of style (52 cards + 1 ...
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What is a "random" method of picking the start player at which a person could cheat? [closed]

I'm writing a kid's book in which the characters use cards or dice to decide who goes first--and eventually start using the method to determine who has to do certain chores such as washing the dishes. ...
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Strategy for the game: I Doubt It, also known as cheat, B.S

Is there any known effective strategies for the game I Doubt It (Wikipedia)? How can you maximize your chances of winning? We play the variant where players must continue placing cards of the same ...
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Rules for solitaire card games

I know of pagat for games with multiple players, but is there anything similar for solitaire? I prefers to play with real cards so I am only looking for the sets of rules.
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What are the drawbacks of an automatic card shuffler?

I've seen people specifically mention they use automatic shufflers with easily replaceable cards, but what about if it matters if the cards get damaged? What are the drawbacks to using automatic ...
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Can Konami accept a Yu-Gi-Oh card that I made? [closed]

I made a Yu-Gi-Oh card but it is not broken like current broken Yu-Gi-Oh cards and here it is to see but please before you make your decision about it take another look on ''dragun of red eyes''.
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How to self print/self publish card game [duplicate]

Essentially, I'm working on a little card game. It's my big project for the next two months or so. I've already made quite a few digital designs, and this game would involve nothing but cards, and ...
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Why are Gatorbacks so expensive?

David Blaine's Gaterbacks sell easily at around the £20 mark. However, as far as I know, they aren't marked, they don't come with any gaff cards and other than the foil backs they aren't custom or ...
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Green clubs and blue diamonds

I really like the idea of making and playing cards with blue diamonds and green clubs. Each color is a separate color then. Is there some arguments against it? Do you know some games where this would ...
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What is this 2 pack patience game?

Can anyone tell me what the name of this 2 pack solitaire game is called? I have played it since I was a child but would like to discover the full rules. It is much like standard one pack solitaire ...
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Different between Capsa, Big two and Daifugō

Is there any rule difference between Capsa (Indonesia), Big two (USA) and Daifugō (Japan)? Can someone explain it to me?
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A card game with a mat on the table and chips in the kitty [closed]

We used to play a card game with a mat on the table. We had to put chips in the kitty and also in 8 other piles on the mat. Whoever won the hand got the kitty. What's the name of this game?
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Rock Paper Scissor Lizard Spock applied to units features [closed]

I need to put together a system for a game, with the following premises: There are 5 types of units: A, B, C, D, E. A beats B and D B beats C and E C beats D and A D beats B and E E beats A and C In ...
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Is there any card game where the cards' back color is meaningful?

Many card games are played using a double deck of 52+2 cards where the back colors are different (e.g., in Italy it's customary to have red and blue). Is there any game, played with such a ...
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Understanding the rules of Knock-out Whist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knock-out_Whist For the first deal the dealer deals seven cards to each player and one card is turned up to indicate that its suit is the trump suit for the first ...
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What kind of paper can I use for a game card?

I really want to make game card that's similar to Monopoly cards or the like. What kind of paper should I use for the cards?
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What is the typical DPI at which playing cards are printed?

I recently had a deck of custom cards printed at MakePlayingCards. They accept bmp,png,tiff and jpg images at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. I have a bunch of SVG vector images that I can convert to ...
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What is the best way to print cards for my game?

I want to print cards for my game, without using a commercially-available site. Basically, I'm looking for materials I could find in a store. How do I make these cards in a work- and price-efficient ...
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Where can I get free tarot cards images to print?

I am looking to download some set/s of tarot cards in order to print them. This needs to be from a free site. Grayscale cards are also acceptable. It would be great if the images are designed ...
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Revealing an effect of a card after player makes their choice

I'm working on designing a money management board game that features different event cards where players must make choices. The trouble I'm having is that I can't figure out how to reveal the effect ...
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What card game is this? 4 cards per player faced down

When I visited Bulgaria, someone taught me a game, he called “kabum” ( not sure if that's how you write it). 2 or more players. each player receives 4 cards faced down and need to arrange them in a ...
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What is the best way to shuffle a large deck without damaging the cards?

I'm quite familiar with a few methods of cards, primarily Riffling and Mongean* shuffling. The issue I have with those is that the Riffling shuffle tends to bend cards and wear them out, as well as ...
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Is either player at a disadvantage when cards "aren't' shuffled well enough"?

Perhaps I should be asking this on one of the math sites rather than here, but I reckon cardplayers would know: when my wife and I play Skip-Bo and things aren't going her way, she claims that I "didn'...
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Targeted group game for 8 or 9 players [closed]

I am a graduate math student and I believe that a nice way to raise the mathematical skills of people(especially students!) is to familiarize them with games and encourage them to use their minds and ...
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What does Tarot card size mean

What does tarot card size mean?
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Best set of blank cards [closed]

Where can I get a good cheap set of blank cards? Amazon sells them, but it is apparently difficult to get a pen to work on them. In my case I ask because I like bohnanza, but can't tolerate the ...
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How fair is an almost perfect riffle shuffle?

I've been practicing an in-hands riffle shuffle, just to make it look and sound smooth. In doing so, I've noticed I'm able to weave the cards almost perfectly. An almost perfect shuffle. Is such an ...
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Making a family card game playable online

My family has a version of "Muggins" that has been handed down from generation to generation (at least 3 generations, maybe more). The rules that we play by are different than other versions that I'...
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What is the name of this game?

I used to play this card game a lot but I haven't in many years and have forgotten nearly everything about the game. All I can remember is that it's a single player card game, you arrange the cards ...
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Custom card print dimensions

I'm creating my own card game and am currently designing the back of the cards I notice on a lot of packs there is a gap between the design and the edge of the card. Is this standardised anywhere?
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Card game similar to jokers and pegs

I recently read about a popular game that, similar to Jokers and Pegs, used cards to determine play. As I recall, it required multiple decks of cards - two more decks than the number of players, but I ...
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Are There Any Good Tools For Developing CCG Or Other Card Games? [closed]

I've been brainstorming a new card game idea for a while, something that could be described as "Cards Against Humanity" meets "Munchkin" but while I mostly have the rules and everything together I ...
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How to calculate expected number of shuffles in a simple card game [closed]

Lets say I have 5 cards numbered from 1 to 5 shuffled i.e 3,2,4,5,1 the main goal is to sort this deck of cards by a simple rule: if some cards are consecutive, I attach them together and then I ...
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What's the fastest way to print a card game prototype?

My goal is to minimize the amount of time I have to spend, with a budget of about $40. Also, I'm absolutely terrible at using scissors and glue.
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Where to buy bicycle quality custom playing cards

I have the ideas (and graphics) for two decks of cards. Googling I only found two options for creating custom playing cards in the bicycle quality/style that seemed legit. One: custom decks from the ...
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Self-publishing options for a card came with box [closed]

I would like to self-publish my card game with a service that will ship the game to buyers. The game would include 45 poker-size cards, 17 A5-size cards, 6 small cards carrying 1-6 numbers (as a ...
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Koi-Koi : does players score their points in case of tie game?

This question refers to the Hanafuda gard game, with Koi-Koi rules. When you form a Yaku (let's say a 1 point Yaku : Tane, 5 animals), you've got the possibility to call Koi-Koi and keep playing the ...
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Positional based, strategical card games? [closed]

There was a CCG called Warlord: Saga of the Storm that I played briefly in its relevancy. It was the only CCG I played where positioning was a main element. Ranged attacks, etc. The accompanying image ...
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Generic player position names for five player matches

I know in a four player game the standard terms for the players are: North South East West Now that I think about it I can just drop South for three handed games: North East West Five handed games ...