5 Popular Card games in India

Card Games are one of the popular forms of indoor entertainment preferred all around the world. In India, card games hold a special place in the hearts of our people. In fact, it’s not unusual to see a pack of cards among every Indian family. We have heard tales of card game parties conducted during Diwali and other grand festival of similar kind.

Unlike other games card games doesn’t require any special indoctrination or school of learning, they are passed within family circles for generations.

Because of its thrilling nature, the game is much enjoyed within a group of friends. Also, they serve as a great companion while travelling long distances. How many times we have seen people relax playing card games while travelling in train. Though there are many card games that are extremely popular within Indian card game community, we will pick out the most important among them and how they have impacted the gaming landscape post digitization.

1. Teen Patti

One of the popular card games around, Teen Patti is now available to play online in many sites. All the players get three cards in the table. Then dealer arranges two sets of three cards in the middle with two cards face down and one card with its face open in each set called game. The two cards that are open are assigned as joker.  Players who hold the highest rank combination win. Players have an option to bid between the game.

It’s the betting that adds more intrigue to the game.

2. Satte pe Satta

It’s an interesting card game that has been played in India for ages. The person who holds 7  of hearts starts the game. The player sitting next to him can only play if he has 6 or 8 of hearts else he has to pass. However, if the player has 7 of any suit other than hearts, then he has to play the game. As the game progresses, all the suits will be completed. Since it’s a strategy game, blocking the others cards is only way to win

3. Bluff

It’s yet another card game that is incredibly popular among youngsters. Typically two decks are used in a game. All the cards are equally distributed to players around the table. The game starts by a player throwing upto 4 cards at a time and claiming them to be a set. If any player suspects the genuinity of the  cards, he/she can make the player who challenged to show their cards. If the cards are genuinely a set, then the player who called the bluff out must acquire the cards from his opponent. However, if it is found that the player has made a false claim, then the player who bluffed must pick the cards from his/her opponents. At the end of the game, the player with no cards win the game.

4. Poker

Though the game originated in the US, it is gaining traction among the Indian audience. There are various sites offering Poker card games in India. Poker winners are decided by combination of playing cards the hold. The player with the best hand ranking cards wins the game. Betting and calling play a very integral role in this game. Two common variants among poker that are extremely popular are Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Now with the advent of technology, the game is available to play online. And numerous online poker sites have surfaced thus giving the gaming enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to choose from..

5. Rummy

Indian Rummy or Paplu is an extremely popular game that has the honor of being the card game that was developed to its full form in India. The rules of the game are pretty simple and straightforward. 13 cards are dealt to each player and the players have to arrange them in proper sets and sequence. Typically 2 decks of cards are used, 2-6 players play the game. Post digitization, the game is now available online. There are a myriad of sites now available offering online rummy game with various offers and rummy promotion. Player flock together in droves because of the enticing opportunity to win real cash prizes.

Share this:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

10 − eight =