Card Games for Ten Players

Games for Ten Players

This is a list of traditional card and tile games that are designed for or work well with ten players. With such a large group, card games can become unwieldy as individual players may have to wait a long time for their turn and have only a small influence on the game. Games with simultaneous action can work, as can some games where the turn passes quickly or the players have an interest in the others' actions. Otherwise, players should consider splitting into smaller groups, each playing a separate game.

Each game is listed just once - for alternative names see the general alphabetical index. For each game the configuration of players and the type and number of cards or tiles is listed. There is an explanation of the symbols below the table.

GameDesignQuantityConfiguration
Abyssinia Poker   52 individual
Baccarat   6x52 banker
Backstab Fish   2x52+4J individual
Bullshit   2x52 individual
Cancellation Hearts   2x52 individual
Candyman   52 alliance
Card Bingo   52, 2x52 banker
Crazy Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Crazy Pineapple Hi-Lo Poker   52 individual
Crazy Solo   30 alliance
Cuckoo   52 individual
Cyprus   55 individual
Faro   52 banker
Générala   52+2J individual
Gnav Cuckoo cardsCuckoo pieces 42 individual
Guts   52 individual
In Between   52 banker
K'ap Tái Shap   8x32 individual
Losing Lodam   52 individual
Maw   52 individual
Omaha Poker   52 individual
Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better Poker   52 individual
Omaha High Poker   52 individual
One Hundred adding game   2x52 individual
Pick a Partner Poker   52 alliance
Pig   52, 52+J individual
Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Polish Red Dog   52 banker
Ribs   3x32 individual
Rummy Indian   3x52+3J individual
Seven Twenty-Seven   52 individual
Shoot   52 banker
Slabberjan Cuckoo pieces 42 individual
Slapjack   52 individual
Slippery Sam   52 banker
Texas Hold'em Poker   52 individual
Tiddly-Wink   55, 91 individual
Toruro   40 individual
Trains   55, 91 individual
Two plus One Poker   52 individual
Vatra   52, 52+J individual
Zhăo Péngyou 找朋友   3x52 alliance
4-2-3 Poker   52 individual
   40 banker
41 Exchange   52 individual

Explanation of symbols

Configuration

  • Individual. There are no teams. All players play for themselves and against the others.
  • Partnership. The players are divided into fixed teams - unusual in such a large group but could be five teams of two or two teams of five.
  • Alliance. Temporary teams (alliances) are formed during the game. Usually the teams are set by the bidding or by the location of certain cards. The teams generally change from deal to deal, so although players will need to co-operate with their partners, ultimately everyone plays for themselves.
  • Sitting Out. A number in brackets [1] indicates players who do not take a full part in the game, but may have minor duties such as dealing the cards, fetching the beer or making the tea. Players generally take turns to sit out.
  • Banker. One player is the banker, and the other players play against the banker, rather than against each other. Many casino games have this format, with a representative of the house playing as the banker. In home games, the role of banker usually passes from player to player, so that everyone has an opportunity to be the bank.

Design

This column indicates the type of cards or tiles needed. See the equipment section of the classified index for further details of the different designs.

Quantity

This column gives the number of cards in the deck, indicates where multiple decks are used, and the number of jokers. Where the game can be played with various sizes or numbers of decks, perhaps depending on the number of players, the possibilities are listed, separated by commas. For example, "2x32" means a double 32-card deck: 64 cards in all with two copies of each card. "52+2J" means a 52-card deck with two jokers. "32, 36" means the game can be played with 32 or 36 cards. "2x52+2J, 3x52+3J" means that the game can be played with two 52-card decks plus two jokers (106 cards) or three 52-card decks plus three 52-card decks plus three jokers (159 cards).

Possible for Ten Players

Here is a list of other traditional card and tile games that can be played by ten players. These are games that although possible for ten, are not particularly recommended, since they work better with some other number of players.

GameDesignQuantityConfiguration
Brag 3 card   52 individual
Brag 4 card   52 individual
Brag 5 card   52 individual
Buddha's Folly Poker   52 individual
Chicken Foot   55, 91 individual
CHORSE Poker   52 individual
CHORSEL Poker   52 individual
Eight Game Mix Poker   52 individual
Five Card Stud Poker   52 individual
Five Card Stud High-Low Poker   52 individual
Four of a Kind   52 individual
HOE Poker   52 individual
HORSE Poker   52 individual
HOSE Poker   52 individual
Indian Poker   52 individual
Kalooki Caribbean   4x52+8J individual
Lansquenet   6x52 banker
Lowball (5 Card Stud) Poker   52 individual
Mao   3x52 individual
Mexican Stud Poker   52 individual
Mexican Train   91 individual
Ogórek Cucumber   2x52 individual
Old Maid  Old Maid cards 43, 51 individual
Pip-Pip   2x52 individual
Pontoon   2x52 banker
ROE Poker   52 individual
Scat   52 individual
SHOE Poker   52 individual
Shoot Pontoon   2x52 banker
Sökö Stud Poker   52 individual
Teen Patti   52 individual
Trees Poker   52 individual
Vier-Anderle   54 individual
Zecchinetta    40 banker
25   52 individual | partnership