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A "standard" deck of playing cards consists of 52 Cards in each of the 4 suits of Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs. Each suit contains 13 cards: Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King. Modern decks also usually include two Jokers.

Historically, this is the French or Anglo-American deck, while other regions (e.g. Germany, Italy, Spain) have their own traditional decks which vary in suits and face values.

Spades suit:
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Hearts suit:
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Diamonds suit:
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Clubs suit:
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A multitude of games can be played with a standard deck of playing cards or a modified deck of playing cards. Some of those which have an entry on BGG are listed below. A much larger list can be found included under the Traditional Playing Cards family of games, while Traditional Card Games is a placeholder for all games not in the BGG database.

The best website with a comprehensive list of traditional card games (including rules) is John McLeod's Pagat.com. You'll also find a list of articles about playing cards on BGG.

Many solitaire card games are also playable with a standard deck.

POPULAR GAMES

For an overview of the more popular and common games, see this article: 40+ Great Card Games For All Occasions. Some examples are listed below.

Modified Deck

  • Baccarat - Eight standard decks shuffled together from a Card Shoe
  • Bezique - Two standard decks with 2's through 6's removed
  • Blackjack - Eight standard decks shuffled together from a Card Shoe
  • Bridgette - Standard deck with 3 Colons (Jokers can be used)
  • Canasta - Two full decks shuffled together with Four Jokers
  • Durak - Standard deck with the 2's through 5's removed
  • Écarté - use 7-A of each suit
  • Euchre - Standard deck with the 2's through 8's removed
  • 500 - Standard deck composition varies depending on number of players. Special 64 Card deck with 11's, 12's and 2 13's also used.
  • Hand and Foot - use 4-5 full decks including jokers
  • Nertz (Pounce) - one full deck per player
  • Panguingue (Pan) - Eight standard decks with the 8's, 9's, and 10's removed
  • Pinochle - Two standard decks with 2's through 8's removed. Double Pack also used.
  • Piquet - use 7-A of each suit
  • Preference - Standard deck with the 2's through 6's removed
  • Skat - use 7-A of each suit
  • Watten - use 7-A of each suit


MECHANISMS

Standard Deck Playing Card games can also be categorized by the main mechanism, examples being the following:

Going Out

Betting/Wagering

Miscellaneous


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