2 Famous Games People Play Using Playing Cards

Card games are a big part of life. Whether you are in any part of life you would love playing cards. Playing cards is not a game which anyone can understand and play. It requires a good understanding and knowledge of tricks to play the game.

There is something special about the card game you will either love it endlessly or you will hate it so much. But it is very much fun for people who like and understand it. It is played by most of the people in their leisure time while some of them play cards because it is their hobby. A lot of card games exist but here we will discuss two of the most popular one.


Spades were invented in the USA in the 1930s and are played widely in that country and in other countries too. The four players are in fixed partnerships, with partners sitting opposite to each other. A standard pack of 52 cards is used. The cards in each suit, rank from highest to lowest: A,K,Q,J,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2. It is unclear which game it is directly descended from, but it is known that spades are a member of the Whist family. Spades is a plain trick game in which spades are always trumps.

This game can either be played as a solo /”cut-throat” or you can also play it in partnership, that solely depends upon your choice. It has its specific object, In spades, the object is to take at least the number of tricks or also known as books that bit before the play of the hand began. Apart from spades the Whist family also include games like Bridge, Hearts and Oh Hell.

As compared to other variants of the Whist family the difference in Spades game is instead of trump being decided by the highest bidder or at random, the Spade suit always trumps, hence the name Spades. The alternative name for spades is Call Bridge. The skills required are card counting and tactics.


Poker was developed in the early 19th century in the United States. Poker is a family of card games that combines many skills out of which are gambling, strategy and some others. Since it has begun in early times, so has grown to become a very popular past time world wide. Betting is taken as an intrinsic part of the play in all poker variants. The winner is determined according to the combination of players’ cards.

This game varies in the number of cards dealt, the number of cards that remain hidden, the betting procedure and the number of shared or “community” cards. The difference between the modern poker games and the standard one is that in modern poker game the first round of betting begins with one or more of the players making some form of the forced bet while in standard poker game each player bets according to the rank they believe their hand is worth as compared to the other players.