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Ecarte Bonus Point Scoring

In the card game Écarté, before play begins, if someone gets a bonus point after dealing that gets them to 5 points - do you still play that hand or does the game immediately end?
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What is the maximum number of columns and rows of cards a 2-player physical TCG layout could reasonably have?

Some TCGs have layouts of pre-defined slots in which cards are placed during gameplay. Others do not (but may or may not have limits on the number of cards which may be in play simultaneously). This ...
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Which card game has the highest number of cards held in a player's hand? [closed]

For example, a hand of bridge contains 13 cards. A hand of machiavelli contains 15 cards. Do games with even larger hands exist?
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Does a maximally clumped deck or a mana woven deck require require more shuffling to sufficiently randomize?

I've been under the impression that a mana woven deck (i.e., nonland nonland land nonland nonland land...) reaches a state of randomization after fewer riffle shuffles than the same deck with all ...
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What is "Suzy's Game"? A playing card game passed down my family for three generations

My whole family plays this card game which we call Suzy's game. We call it that because a girl named Suzy taught it to my grandma. We don't know what the game is actually called or what the real rules ...
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Looking for the name of this two player patience game

The game is played with a single shuffled deck. Cards are dealt face down to each player in turn until all the cards have been dealt. The non-dealer goes first and puts a card face up onto what ...
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What is the width and height of the "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards in Monopoly?

What is the exact width and height of Monopoly's "Chance" and "Community Chest" cards in inches? I do not have access to mine (a 1950's set) at the moment, but they seemed to be ...
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Probability of drawing perfect starting hand

I have a Magic the Gathering deck where an ideal starting hand can potentially let me win on turn 3. What is the probability of drawing an ideal hand? How is this computed, and what is a general ...
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How to print Card sizes (2.5" by 3.5")

I want to print cards with the size: 2.5" width by 3.5" height to test how they look. I don't know what program to use, should I use Word, Google docs, or Medibang paint pro which is what I ...
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What card game is this?

Dealer deals 3 cards to each player first, they’re not supposed to look at those. Then another three that you can look at but don’t touch go above them when the deck runs out of cards. So the general ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 does Tarot card size mean

What does tarot card size mean?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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