These Are The 10 Most Popular Card Games In India

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Many people love playing card games. In India, there are many card games that are popular. Remember playing card games with your friends and relatives in summer vacations. You get so many options to choose from. Today we will talk about the 10 most popular card games in India.


1. Poker

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Texas Hold’em (more colloquially, ‘Hold’em’) has become the world’s most popular poker game, both in live casinos and online at MPL, thanks to the popularity of televised poker. Here are the essential elements to remember:

  • Every player is handed two cards that are exclusively for their sight.
  • The dealer spreads five cards – three at a time, then another, then another – that all players can combine to construct their greatest potential five-card hand.
  • Players take turns betting before and after each card(s) is revealed. To remain in the hand and see the following card, all players must have placed the same number of chips in the pot as the others.

The pot is won by the best poker hand.

It’s a simple game to learn, yet it can be played with an almost limitless number of techniques, tactics, and nuances.


2. Teen Patti

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This is a 3-card game like poker where the dealer gives each player a card till everyone has 3 each. It is played with 3 to 6 players. In the game, the participants all place their minimum stakes in a pot that is placed in the middle of the table. To win the game you have to stay in the game the longest and have the highest-ranking hand. Teen Patti has a very popular online version that can be played at many Indian online casinos.


3. Satte Pe Satta

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This game is played with 3 to 8 players and a pack of 52 cards. Usually, each player is allotted cards equally. The player with the 7 of hearts begins the game while those next to him can only play with 6/8 hearts. This continues until the first player finishes his cards and wins the game.


4. Andar Bahar

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Andar Bahar is a 50/50 Indian card game which is very popular online. This game is played with a single pack of cards. Players bet on how they believe the game will end, and the dealer deals one card face up into the table center and others to its left and right. The game ends once a card matches the value of the middle card.


5. Rummy

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This card game is one that tests your ability to think quickly and strategize. It is played with 2 to 6 players who are dealt 13 cards by each player. Upon arranging the cards in 2 valid sequences (which includes 1 pure sequence) with the rest in any valid sequence, the player wins. This game has even featured in films like Montu Ni BittuRummy game download is available for both iOS & Android mobiles. You can start playing this game anywhere anytime.


6. BlackJack

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This is among the most common card games in the world. It involves about 2 to 7 players. In order to win, players aim to get blackjack (21) or to beat the dealer’s count. It’s even had a strategy that emerged from a James Bond movie.


7. Donkey

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While a card is hidden, the rest are equally allotted. It is played with any number of players. The player begins the game must pick a game from the adjacent player’s batch.


8. Bluff

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This card game is played between 3 to 10 players and uses a single deck of cards without jokers. It involves a player calling “bluff” on another they think is bluffing, and the latter is required to set down their cards. The winner is the player who can reach zero cards.


9. Mendikot

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This is a card game that involves 4 players who form a team of 2 each. It makes use of a standard 52 card deck. The aim of this game is to win a maximum of 10 numbered cards.


10. Bridge

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Played with 13 cards from a single deck, this trick game is among the most common card games in the world. It involves 4 players divided into 2 teams; of which the partners sit opposite each other.

These are the most popular card games in India. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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