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How to Play: Euchre

Get three "tricks" and win the game! Credit: Getty Images What you need: You need four players and a deck of 24 standard playing cards consisting of the aces, kings, queens, jacks, 10, and 9 of each of the four suits. A standard 52-car...Get three "tricks" and win the game!

How to Play: Ranter-Go-Round

Poker chips serve as "lives" in this game.
What you need: A standard deck of playing cards and tokens (poker chips, candy, pennies). Any number of players can play this game.
How to play: The object is not to have the lowest card at...
Be the last remaining player with a life or lives.

How to Play: Hearts

Do you heart hearts? Credit: Getty Images What you need: Four players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: All the cards are dealt to each player, so players have 13 cards. During the first round of pl...Don't get stuck with the hearts or the ace of spades.

How to Play: Kings in the Corner

Put your kings in the corners. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two to four players and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: Each player is dealt seven cards from the top of the deck. A game play...
You need a standard deck of cards for this game.

How to Play: Old Maid

Don't get stuck with the Old Maid! Credit: Getty Images What you need: Two to eight players and a pack of Old Maid cards or a standard pack of playing cards. When using a regular deck, a card is either removed or added, resulting in on...The object of this game is not to be the old maid!

How to Play: Spit

Get your spit piles lined up. Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two players and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: Shuffle the cards well, and deal out all of the cards so that both players have 26 cards. From these ...
Get rid of all your cards first!

How to Play: Spades

Spades is the game. Credit: Corbis
What you need: You need four players, paper and a pen or pencil for scoring and a standard deck of playing cards.
How to play: In this game, spades are the highest value of all cards. The point of...
For this game, you need four players, paper and a pen or pencil for scoring and a standard deck of playing cards.

How to Play: Sequence

Form sequences, win the game! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Two to 12 players and the Sequence board game.
How to play: This game is played by two players, two teams, three players or three teams. Players are dealt a certain n...
You need Two to 12 players and the Sequence board game for this game.

How to Play: Spoons

Spoon it up! Credit: Getty Images
What you need: Three to 12 players, a standard deck of playing cards and a number of spoons totaling one fewer than the number of players. The spoons are placed in the center of the table with handles pointing o...

How to Play: Slapjack

Slap the jack, win the pile. Credit: Corbis
What you need: Two to eight players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: Cards are divided into face-down stacks as equally as possible among the players. One player removes the top ca...

How to Play Go Fish

Give me all your fours! Credit: Getty Images
To play Go FIsh, you need: Two to five players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: One player is selected as the dealer, and he or she deals seven cards to each player. The remaining ...

How to Play: Concentration

Simply grab a deck of cards to play Concentration. Credit: (nutmeg), Flickr
What you need: A deck of playing cards. This game can be played solitaire or with any number of players. How to play: All 52 cards are placed face down on a table or t...

How to Play: Gin Rummy

Create melds in Gin Rummy. Credit: lilit, Flickr
What you need: Two players and a standard pack of playing cards. How to play: A dealer is chosen, and she deals 10 cards to the other player and herself. The 21st card is placed face up as the d...

How to Play: Pairs in the Middle, Suits on the Ends

This game is a variation of solitaire. Credit: aprilzosia, Flickr
What you need: In this version of solitaire, all you need is one player and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: Shuffle the deck and deal four cards out face up. ...

How to Play: War

Highest card wins in a game of War. Credit: Corbis
What you need: Two players and a standard deck of playing cards. How to play: The deck is divided evenly among the two players, giving each a face-down stack. In unison, each player reveals th...

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