Canasta, which means “basket” in Spanish, is the ultimate card matching game. The game was deliberately created in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1939, by Segundo Santos and Alberto Serrato. Through the `1940s this game spread in South America and by 1948 had reached North America where it was called Argentine Rummy. During the 1950s Canasta became known worldwide, as with many games, soldiers took it with them when they were stationed overseas. Canasta is a TrapApps favorite.
A card shedding game of deception where lying is part of the game. Cheat is also known as Bulls#!t, Bull, and I Doubt It with variations including Bologna in the U.S. and the Russian game Verish' ne Verish' (Trust/Don’t Trust). Other similar games include Russian Bluff, Chinese Bluff, Canadian Bluff, Spanish Bluff, and the Chinese game, chuī niú (bragging) or shuō huăng (lying).
Also known as Draughts (Drafts). It is believed that a version of checkers has been played for many thousands of years. A game similar to checkers was found in an archaeological site at Ur in Iraq and has been carbon dated to 3000 B.C. The modern versions of Draughts are thought to have developed from the ancient Egyptian game Alquerque which means to draw or to move. The TrapApps version is a basic simple version of the game.
Chess is believed to have originated in India, derived from the Indian game of chaturanga. The pieces took on their current powers in Spain in the late 15th century; the rules were finally standardized in the 19th century. Since 1948, the World Championship has been controlled by FIDE, Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. The TrapApps version is a basic simple version of the game.
Crazy Eights first known in the 1930s and was called Eights. In the 1940s the name became Crazy Eights after the military designation for the discharge of mentally unstable soldiers, Section 8. Crazy Eights is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. There are many variations of the game, and Crazy Eights is also known as Craits, Last One, Mau-Mau, Pesten, Rockaway, Swedish Rummy, Switch, Last Card, Screw Your Neighbour, Püskiyon and Tschausepp. Bartok, Mao, Quango, Zar, and Taki are more extreme variations.
Crazy Eights Zimbabwean is a variation of Crazy Eights that is played in Zimbabwe. It like Crazy Eights is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time.
A trick taking game played with two teams of two sitting directly across from each other. Variations of Euchre are played in North America, including parts of Canada and the United States. In the U.S. Euchre is played primarily in the Midwest, and in the eastern states a version of the game is known as Bacon. It is a popular game within the US Navy. It is also played in Australia and New Zealand. Play with your friends for a fast paced exciting game or a more thoughtful relaxed game.
If you enjoy Euchre you can amp it up with Bid Euchre. A trick taking game, based on the game of Euchre, played mainly in North America. The game is played with 2 Euchre decks and 2 teams of 2. Trump is determined by the highest bidder and in addition to suits as trump, bids of low and high are options. So if you end up with all of the 9s and 10s you can still take the bid and get the highest score.
Also known as Polish Polka, Polish Poker, Turtle, Hara Kiri, Poison, or Crazy Nines. The game is typically played by 2 to 6 players with 4 to 10 cards dealt to each player. There are many variations to this card game and its origins are unclear. Golf is another TrapApps favorite.
A trick avoiding game unless one is “shooting the moon” or “shooting the foot”. Hearts is also known as Black Lady, Slippery Ann, Rickety Kate, Chase the Lady, Black Maria, Black Queen, The Dirty, The Dirty Lady, Crubs, and Dark Lady. The game may have originated in Spain around 1750 and is thought to belong with a family of related games called Reversis. Hearts is played in various forms in almost every country.
Last Card is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. It is commonly played in New Zealand.
Macau London is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. It is a variation of Macau or Macao that is played in England and Israel.
One-Card is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. It is commonly played in South Korea and The Netherlands.
Pesten is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. It is commonly played in The Netherlands.
Is thought to be a version of either daifugō or daihinmin which originated in Japan. There are many versions and names for this card shedding game for 3 to 6 players. Other names include Scum, Hoop, Kings, Janitor, Rich Man Poor Man, Capitalism, Warlords and Scumbags (Austrlia), Man of the House, Landlord, Trouduc or Trou du Cul (France), Sluitspieren or Klootzakken (Netherlands), Einer ist immer der Arsch (Germany), etc. Variations of President are played almost everywhere in the world. Although, this type of game is relatively new in Canada and the Americas and is believed to have appeared in the last half of the 20th century.
Puskiyon is a card shedding game where one card is usually played at a time. It is played in Turkey?
Ruff and Honours, which may mean trump, is a trick-taking card game that is the predecessor to Whist. Ruff and Honours was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries where it was also known as Slamm. The game is also related to Ruffe and Trump. Ruff and Honours is believed to be the descendent of Triomphe or French Ruff, a French game. It may also be a descendent of Rofna. There is still some debate over how this game is played, a reconstruction is provided here, it is probably the way the game was played or really close to it.
A popular card matching game, for four players, where players try to match a minimum of three cards based on value or consecutive suit, such as the 7, 8, and 9 of clubs. Also known as Sai Rummy, Straight Rummy, Standard Rummy, traditional Rummy, and Basic Rummy. Rummy games are thought to have derived from the Mexican game of Conquian that evolved from a Chinese game called Khanon.
Also called 500 Rum, 500 Rummy, Pinochle Rummy, Michigan Rummy, Rummy and Gin Rummy. This can cause some confusion as to which game is actually being played. The primary difference between Rummy 500 and the other Rummy games is that each player scores for their own melds.
A fast paced game also known as Gin, Knock Poker, Gin Poker, Poker Gin that is a 2 player game and is considered one of the most popular of the rummy series. Gin Rummy game play is very easy to learn and anyone can play. Some form of Gin Rummy is played almost everywhere in the world. The game became widespread in the U.S. in the 1930s, in part because it was an inexpensive form of family entertainment during the depression and it was the game most played by the stars and celebrities in Hollywood and on Broadway.
A trick taking card game where spades is always trump, hence the name. Spades is from the Whist family and was created in the United States sometime in the 1930s, in Cincinnati, Ohio. It became widespread during WWII, as a game played by the U.S. military, the troops carried it to other countries and then brought it back to their hometowns after the war. Spades is a common internet game which has increased its popularity and helped to create common rules.
Whist is a simple trick-taking card game, it takes its name from wist meaning quiet, and attentive. Whist was widely played in the 18th and 19th centuries, and replaced the popular 17th century game of Ruff and Honours. It is the ancestor of most modern trick-taking card games, and survives in modern times as a social game or at social events.
Minnesota Whist is a simple trick-taking card game with no trump. It is based on the similar game of Whist. The other main difference between these games and Whist is that a bidding system is used to indicate if a team is going to take more or less tricks then the other team. Norwegian Whist was brought to the upper Midwest (Minnesota) by Norwegian immigrants.
Norwegian Whist is a simple trick-taking card game with no trump. It is based on the similar game of Whist. The other main difference between these games and Whist is that a bidding system is used to indicate if a team is going to take more or less tricks then the other team. Norwegian Whist was brought to the upper Midwest (Minnesota) by Norwegian immigrants.