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A friend of mine mentioned the concept of "in hand" card games where all you need is to hold the cards in hand. No table is needed for discards or central cards etc. This means you can play the game while just standing in line among other contexts.

Anyone know any games -- whether card games or otherwise -- that fit this description?
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/796988/the-playmobil-leg...

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Oh Quay using a Decktet.
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oddball Äeronauts - it was on Kickstarter not too long ago, not sure when it will be in general release but presumably sometime this year.
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Card based microgames, namely Love Letter or R / Braverats

Assuming righthandedness (and trustworthiness), the draw pile can be one players left hand and the discard pile can be another players left hand.
 
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I've played Eleminis at a party before. Everyone had one hand for cards, one hand for their drink. I had the draw deck in my back pocket, and discard pile in my other back pocket.
 
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Zed Deck, a free PnP solo card game.
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Wild Weather

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Anything on ios.
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Born-of-Ashes wrote:
I've played Eleminis at a party before. Everyone had one hand for cards, one hand for their drink. I had the draw deck in my back pocket, and discard pile in my other back pocket.


Obligatory "Is that a draw deck in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" post.
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Pit - we normally use a table just to deal and then play standing up in a mob.

Liar's Dice - just hold your cup right side up and covered, put killed dice in your pocket.
 
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Scattergories also works. We usually just go through the alphabet and play on the sofa, so it should work ok standing up, with a stop watch timer.
 
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ghopper21 wrote:
Anyone know any games -- whether card games or otherwise -- that fit this description?


Consider Pieces of Eight
 
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Oh Quay using a Decktet.


This was my first thought as well.
 
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Wow thanks everyone for the great suggestions. Had no idea there was a whole mini-world of these kinds of games. Cool stuff to check out.
 
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