5. Uno

A card game for 2+ players

Uno is a great card game that was originally developed all the way back in 1971. Incorporating some of the key elements from crazy eights, it is played with a specially printed deck that features colored cards instead of traditional suits. There are special action cards that spice up the game and give it an interesting twist. The object of this card game is to be the first player to finish all of his/her cards. Don't forget to say "Uno"!

Uno card game

4. Skip-Bo

A card game for 2-4 players

This card game has a deck which consists of 162 cards. Card numbers range from 1 through 12 and there are "SKIP-BO" wild cards which may be played as any number. The object of this card game is to be the first player to complete his/her stockpile of cards. 

Skip Bo card game

3. Briscola

An Italian card game best enjoyed with 4 players

This is a card game played with Italian cards. An Italian card deck consists of 40 cards. In this card game each player is dealt three cards and the next card is placed face up and represents the “Briscola”, or trump suit. The object of this card game is to win more points than your opponent by the end of the game. There are a total of 120 points so a player or team must have 61 or more points to win the card game. The trump suit adds a lot of strategy and diversity to this card game making it very exciting.

Briscola card game

2. Asshole

A great card game to play in large groups, 3+ players

This is a great card game where players race to be the first person to play all of their cards in order to be the “President” for the following round. Conversely the last player with cards remaining becomes the “Asshole”. The Asshole exchanges his two best cards to the president in return for whichever two cards the president gives him, usually his worst. In some variations of the card game the Asshole is given the ability to "freeze" allowing him to win a hand by playing the same card. This card game can be great at parties, just mix in more decks the more players there are.

asshole card game

1. Poker

The most popular card game!

This list simply wouldn't be complete without poker. Probably the most cerebral card game out there, Poker mixes in betting, bluffing, probability, and memory. The most popular version of this card game is easily Texas Hold 'em. Definitely my favourite card game out there!

Poker card game

Stay tuned for another list next week!