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Canasta Game Rules

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Canasta Game Rules

(A typical game of Canasta in action) Card Game Rules Canasta is a Rummy type game of melding that is played with two 52 playing card decks and two teams of 2. The objective of Canasta is for your team to reach 5000 points first. For other Rummy type games, see our guides for Classic Rummy and Gin. If you are looking for cards to play Canasta with, check out a standard pack here or one of our more recent arrivals here. Set Up Before the game begins an initial dealer must be chosen. To do so, every player is given a card from a shuffled deck...

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Texas Hold'em Game Rules

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Texas Hold'em Game Rules

(In Texas Hold'em, you build a hand with two hole cards and three community cards) Card Game Rules Texas Hold’em Poker is a casino type game where the objective is to win the best hand out of a group of players. Players are initially given two cards, called “hole” cards, that they hold throughout the game (hence the name). They then try to make the best five card hand out of their initial holes and five community cards.  For other casino type games, see our guides for Blackjack and Seven Card Stud Poker Ranking of Hands Below is the list of hand rankings...

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Gin Rummy Game Rules

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Gin Rummy Game Rules

(A Gin Hand with 3 melds) Card Game Rules Gin Rummy or Gin is a traditional card matching game that requires 2 players and a standard 52 playing card deck with Kings high and Aces low. In Gin Rummy, cards are worth their numerical value with Aces worth 1 and face cards worth 10. The objective of Gin Rummy is to be the first to reach 100 points. While this guide focuses on Gin Rummy, we have also made guides for Basic Rummy, Continental Rummy, Knock Rummy, 500 Rum, and Queen City Rum. If you are looking for cards to...

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Blackjack Game Rules

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Blackjack Game Rules

(An Ace and a King make a natural in the game of Blackjack) Card Game Rules Blackjack or Twenty-One is a casino type game where players bet against the dealer for hands as close to 21 as possible without going over. For other casino type games, see our guides for Texas Hold'em Poker and Seven Card Stud Poker Rank of Cards Cards from 2-10 are worth their face value. Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 11 or 1 depending on which is more advantageous to the hand.   Deal At the beginning of the game, the dealer shuffles the...

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Hearts Game Rules

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Hearts Game Rules

(All of the penalty cards in a game of Hearts) Card Game Rules Hearts is a trick taking game that requires 4 players and a standard 52 playing card deck with Aces high and 2’s low. The objective of the game is to have the fewest points when someone reaches 100 points. For other trick taking games, see our guides for Spades and Euchre. If you are looking for cards to play Hearts with, check out a standard pack here or one of our more recent arrivals here.   Set Up Before game play can begin, a dealer must be selected. Each player draws...

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