The Top 5 Popular Card Games in India Right Now

The Top 5 Popular Card Games in India Right Now

Card Games have always been popular in India and people play card games on a regular basis in India. During the time of pandemic and social distancing, card games became even more popular. Card games came to India around the 16th Century, where it was played in royal courts only but as time passed by, the card games became popular across the general public and more & more people started playing card games. Let’s have a look at the Top 5 Popular Card Games in India:

1. Twenty-Eight

It is a very popular card game in India nowadays and it is a complex, tricky game that is played between two teams, with each team compromising two players. The game uses 32 cards only and the players in the team have to communicate through special codes to win the game for themselves. 

2. Solitaire

Solitaire is one of the most popular card games not only in India but all over the world. Although Solitaire is a single-player card, it is a very fun and enjoyable game. There are many variants of the game including the popular ones such as Spider Solitaire, Klondike Solitaire, etc. The win condition in every variant is different but the basic rules are pretty much the same.

3. Rummy

Rummy is a very old card game that is played in the country. Rummy is played using a typical deck of 52-cards plus a Joker. Up to 6 players can play the game and if there are more players then an additional deck can also be added. Rummy is basically a pick-and-discard game where the players have to create sequences from the cards that they have at hand.

4. Poker

Poker is another very popular card game in India. Poker is a game that requires both skill and luck. The players have to place a bet depending on the card value that they have at their hand. The game of poker is very risky and the players have to carefully read their opponents in order to have chances of winning the game.

5. Satte-pe-Satta

Satte-pe-Satta is a very easy card game that is very commonly played among Indian citizens. The goal of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your hand as soon as possible. The first one who gets rids of the cards wins the game. There are rules about how cards can be discarded and which card can be discarded depending on the previously discarded card.