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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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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In Phase 10 when a skip card is used to my right on someone else, can I still pick the top card off the discard pile? [duplicate]

In the card game, Phase 10, if the person to my right skips someone else during their turn, that's considered thier discard and their turn is over. Now it's my turn. Can I still pick up what ever card ...
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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's this matching playing card game?

I have a new set of playing cards. I would like to play a matching/trading game with them. However, I don't know the name and I am relying on the Internet to help me remember dealing rules. Here's ...
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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 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 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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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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Which program to chose when designing my own cards?

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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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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Are there any resources online of rules to solitaire card games

I know of www.pagat.com for games with multiple players, but is there anything similar for solitaire. I'm one who prefers to play it with real cards, doing it on the computer reduces it to a a bad ...
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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 ...
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Are home-made cardstock cards durable?

I'm planning to print out the localized version of Cards Against Humanity to play with some friends, and I'm researching the best cost-wise way to do it. The original PDF suggests using 80lb ...
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Do any card games use the tarot trumps (Judgement, The Chariot) in any interesting ways?

I've been doing some reading on the history of the Tarot deck, and I love the complexity of the suits (wands, pentacles) and the trumps (The World, Wheel of Fortune), but every game that uses this ...
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Is it okay to draw from the middle of the deck? [closed]

This question is not related to "Ticket to Ride", but while playing Ticket to Ride, the following happened: There were 5 us around the table, and to make it easier to reach for all players, we split ...
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What is this oversized playing card deck for, with numbers 11-15 and Barons and Knights?

Just this past weekend, I got my hands on these playing cards. They contain all of the amino acids encoded as numbers ranging from 2 to 15, Aces, Barons, Knights, Jacks, Queens, Kings, and two Jokers. ...
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How are jokers colored in decks with more than two jokers?

So, normally you have two jokers, a big joker and a little joker. The big one is sometimes distinguished by being red (or colored). How does it work with decks with 4 or more jokers? Is is supposed to ...
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On-Demand Cards Deck printing service?

I'm designing a card-based rpg game and I'm looking for an equivalent to http://lulu.com but for printing online cards on demand. The card would be either playing cards like Magic or similar, or ...
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Are there quality custom boardgame card printers?

I'm designing a custom boardgame and am looking to get a few stacks of custom cards printed. I'm looking for a high quality card printing service but a little worried about simply using Google to ...
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name and rules of a numerical card game

I am looking for some information about a pokerlike game where 2 cards with numbers from 1 to 60 are dealt to each player and and bets are related to number representing an average number from of all ...
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Brand new Pokemon Cards bent in packaging!

I just opened my new Enchanted Echo starter deck and found two fairy energy cards bent in the box! These cards are completely unusable and buying this deck was primarily for getting the fairy energy ...
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How thick are Dominion cards?

I want to design custom laser-cut boxes to hold my Dominion sets, and I need to calculate how big a box is needed for each expansion. I can easily get the card dimensions online for height and width (...
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French Tarot (card game): Feasibility of playing a King on the first hand

I had a little debate with some friends about the feasibility of a certain type of play and wanted to get the communities opinion. The question is whether playing a King(Regent) on the first hand is ...
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Tic-Tac-Toe card games? [closed]

My family is developing a game based off of Tic-Tac-Toe. Only the objective is the same though. Are there any other games out there with similar goals and objectives based off of Tic-Tac-Toe?