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Links: Card and Tile Games - Rules and Information

  • David Parlett has published a collection of rules for Historic Card Games.
  • The Medieval and Renaissance games site has information about the history of card games and publishes reconstructions of early card games.
  • The Card Games section of Braingle has a collection of card games organised by popularity, complexity and number of players. Visitors can rate the games and contribute comments.
  • Bill Whitnack's Rules for Card Games site (archive copy) described several games played in Canada.
  • Howard Fosdick's Cards and Dominoes site is a collection of rules for several less-known card and domino games.
  • The Game Cabinet covers all kinds of games, and includes rules or reviews of some card games and some games played with dominoes.
  • Card Game Heaven provides a collection of rules of card games for one or more players.
  • The White Knuckle Cards site has rules for several Australian and other card games.
  • Wikipedia now has quite a large collection of card game rules, to which readers can contribute.
  • Cheryle Kaus's website 52pickup.net has a collection of card game rules including several Canadian games.
  • Z. Teun Spaan's Domino Plaza has a comprehensive collection of rules of games played with dominoes.
  • The Real Beer Page has a collection rules for about 50 drinking card games.
  • The Alcohol Stuff web site has a small collection of drinking games, including a few card games.
  • Another collection of drinking card games can be found at the Student Drinking Games site.
  • PinkyMcDrinky provides rules for several drinking games including some card games.
  • John Hay's Rule Book is a collection of current rules of American card games compiled from surveys over the Internet.
  • The Bicycle Cards web site includes a rules archive with the complete text of their book, the Bicycle Official Rules of Card Games. Parts of this are also available as an iPhone app called How to Play.
  • Archive copy of Graham Leonard's Hanafuda and Kabufuda site providing rules for Japanese games played with flower cards and kabu cards.
  • Jim Buckley's Playing Cards and Games for Fun has rules for several British card games.
  • Here is an archive copy of Dave Barker's House of Cards with rules of several card games.
  • Jack O Spades' Card Gamer's Alley (archive copy) provided another selection of card game rules.
  • Here is an archive copy of Brad Wilson's Card Games pages, which had descriptions of several North American games.
  • Nicholas Cheung's Card Games Home Page with yet another selection
  • C. Scott Davis's Card Games page has a collection of card games to play with 5-suited and 6-suited decks.
  • The Games Forum has a collection of information about card games and other games; many of the card game links lead back to this site (pagat.com).
  • Rick Heli maintains a page of Card Games of the Donauschwaben in 18th and 19th-century Hungary
  • Jean-François Bustarret's Jeux de Cartes site has rules of card games in French
  • Philippe Lalanne's L'Académie des Jeux Oubliés has descriptions in French of a number of old games, including some card games.
  • Ridouane Daanouni's Jeux de Cartes site has rules in French for a large number of French and other card games.
  • L'Ange Heureux has a collection rules of lesser known card games in French.
  • The Italian site tretre.it includes a library - Biblioteca del tre - with reproductions of several early Italian descriptions of card games.
  • The Acanomas site, based in Argentina, has information in Spanish about all kinds of traditional games, including rules of many card games.
  • The Jogos de Cartas web site has information in Portuguese, mostly on Brazilian card games and playing-cards.
  • WIKARTA is a project by cardmakers Carta Mundi and Copag to compile an encyclopedia of card games and their rules, currently available only in Portuguese.
  • Cristian Seres' site Korttipelien sääntöjä ja Internet-linkkejä has rules of Finnish and other card games in Finnish.
  • Mikko Saari's Finnish language web site Korttipeliopas has card game rules and information.
  • The Kártyajátékok section of Antal Jánoska's site Szerencsés Kártyajárást has rules of card games in Hungarian: English and German translations are planned.
  • The Spilareglur website has rules for a selection of card games in Icelandic.
  • The Doktorek web site, which offers rules of Polish and other card games in Polish, was formerly available at www.googie.pl. Here is an archive copy.
  • Rolands Spiele provides comprehensive descriptions in German of Gin Rummy, Viennese Canasta, Écarté and partnership dominoes.
  • www.kartenspiele.net includes a collection of German card game rules, as well as software and some information on card tricks.
  • Kartenspiele online is a small but growing collection of card game rules in German.
  • Yuki Akagiri's Cardgame Farm has rules for various (mostly western) card games in Japanese.
  • Hayashi Torao's Card Game Rulebook (カードゲームルール集) has card game rules and information in Japanese.
  • The Dutch page cardgames.startpagina.nl has a collection of links to other card game related sites.
  • The Central Connector site has a large collection of rules, mostly of proprietary games, including several card games.
  • The Card Games section of the Board Game Geek site lists a large number of card games, mainly commercial (proprietary) games, and gives reviews and publication details.
  • The Big Game Hunter is a site devoted to the history of the games industry in the USA and includes many photographs of proprietary card and board games.
  • The Association of Game and Puzzle Collectors maintains, among other things, an archive of instructions old proprietary board and card games from the USA - photocopies can be ordered for a small charge.
  • The Card Game Rules site has rules for a number of popular Anglo-American games; some of the descriptions are derived from the pages here at pagat.com.
  • The German language site Allekartenspiele.de has a collection of short descriptions of German card games.
  • Links to other sites with information about specific games can be found under the relevant game. Use the alphabetical index to find the game.