Card Games for Seven Players

Games for Seven Players

This is a list of traditional card and tile games that are designed for or work well with seven players. 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
Aces, Straights and Flushes Poker   52 individual
Animals   52 individual
Auction Poker   52 individual
Baccarat   6x52 banker
Backstab Fish   2x52+4J individual
Badugi   52 individual
Bitch, The Poker   52 individual
Black Mariah Poker   52 individual
Blackjack 21   6x52 banker
Bonanza Pai Gow   32 banker
Bourré   52 individual
Brag 3 card   52 individual
Brag 4 card   52 individual
Brag 5 card   52 individual
Buddha's Folly Poker   52 individual
Bullshit   52, 2x52 individual
Cancellation Hearts   2x52 individual
Candyman   52 alliance
Card Bingo   52, 2x52 individual | banker
Caribbean Poker   52 banker
Casino Hold'em Poker   52 banker
Chicago Poker   52 individual
Chicken Foot   55 individual
CHORSE Poker   52 individual
CHORSEL Poker   52 individual
Cincinnati Poker   52 individual
Clag   52 individual
Coteccio   40 individual
Courchevel poker   52 individual
Cowpie Poker   52 individual
Crazy Eights   2x52 individual
Crazy Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Crazy Pineapple Hi-Lo Poker   52 individual
Crazy Solo   35 alliance
Cuckoo   52 individual
Cucumber   52, 52+2J individual
Cyprus   55 individual
Dakota Poker   52 individual
Dealer's Choice Poker   52 individual
Dirty Schultz Poker   52 individual
Do Ya Poker   52 individual
Earl of Coventry   52 individual
Egyptian Ratscrew   52 individual
Eight Game Mix Poker   52 individual
Eleusis   3x52, 4x52 individual
Elevator Poker   52 individual
Farmers' Rummy   4x52+8J individual
Faro   52 banker
Ferbli   32 individual
Five Card Stud Poker   52 individual
Five Card Stud High-Low Poker   52 individual
Five Card Stud High-Low With a Buy Poker   52 individual
Follow The Queen Poker   52 individual
Four of a Kind   52 individual
Générala   52+2J individual
Getaway   52 individual
Gnav Cuckoo cardsCuckoo pieces 42 individual
Go Stop   48+5J individual [4]
Golden Ten   56 individual
Golf   52, 2x52 individual
Golf Eight Card   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Golf Four Card   52 individual
Golf Nine Card   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Golf Six Card   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Poker   52 individual
Grocery Store Dots Poker   52 individual
Guts   52 individual
Have a Heart Poker   52 individual
High Card Pool   52 individual
HOE Poker   52 individual
Hollywood Garbage   3x52 individual
Hoola   52 individual [2]
HORSE Poker   52 individual
HOSE Poker   52 individual
Howdy Doody Poker   52 individual
In Between   52 banker
Indian Poker   52 individual
Iron Cross Poker   52 individual
Jack the Shifter Poker   52 individual
K'ap Tái Shap   8x32 individual
Kapaga   52+2J individual
Knock-Out Whist   52 individual
Kvitlech Quitli cards 24 banker
Lame Brain Pete Poker   52 individual
Lansquenet   6x52 banker
Let It Ride   52 banker
London Lowball (7-card Stud) Poker   52 individual
Loo   52 individual
Losing Lodam   52 individual
Low Chicago Poker   52 individual
Low Hole Poker   52 individual
Lowball (5 Card Stud) Poker   52 individual
Mao   2x52, 3x52 individual
Maw   52 individual
Mexican Stud Poker   52 individual
Mexican Sweat Poker   52 individual
Mexican Train   91 individual
Michigan   52 individual
Mississippi Mud Poker   52 individual
Napalm   52 individual
New Canasta   8x52+16J individual
Ninety-Nine adding game   2x52 individual
NLK   44 individual
No Peek Poker   52 individual
Nobble   52 individual
Ogórek Cucumber   52 individual
Old Maid  Old Maid cards 43, 51 individual
Omaha Poker   52 individual
Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better Poker   52 individual
Omaha High Poker   52 individual
One Arm Joe   28 individual
One Hundred adding game   2x52 individual
Pai Gow 牌九   32 banker
Pai Gow Poker   52+J banker
Panguingue   8x40 individual
Pass The Trash Poker   52 individual
Pelmanism   52 individual
Pig   52, 52+J individual
Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Pip-Pip   2x52 individual
Podrida   52 individual
Poker Bull   52, 52+2J individual
Polish Red Dog   52 banker
Pontoon   52 banker
Pope Joan   51 individual
President   52, 52+2J individual
Price is Right, The Poker   52 individual
Púkk   40 individual
Push Poker   52 individual
Pyramid Poker   52 individual
Racehorse Pitch   52 individual
Razz   52 individual
Ribs   2x32 individual
ROE Poker   52 individual
Roll Your Own Poker   52 individual
Round the World Poker   52 individual
Rummy Indian   3x52+3J individual
Rummy 500   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Russian Poker   52 banker
San Francisco Poker   52 individual
Scat   52 individual
Schwimmen   32 individual
Second Hand High Poker   52 individual
Selection / Rejection Poker   52 individual
Sequence Poker   52 individual
Seven Card Stud Poker   52 individual
Seven Card Stud High-Low Poker   52 individual
Seven Card Stud with Wild Cards Poker   52 individual
Seven Twenty-Seven   52 individual
Seven-card Regrets Poker   52 individual
SHOE Poker   52 individual
Shoot   52 banker
Shoot Pontoon   52 banker
Siwweschrööm   32 individual
Skin   52 banker
Slabberjan Cuckoo pieces 42 individual
Slapjack   52 individual
Slippery Sam   52 banker
Snip Snap Snorum   52 individual
Sökö Stud Poker   52 individual
Spar   35 individual
Speculation   52 individual
Spit in the Ocean Poker   52 individual
Spoons Eights   2x52 individual
Strip Poker   52 individual
Teen Patti   52 individual
Telesina   44 individual
Texas Hold'em Poker   52 individual
Three Card Poker   52 banker
Three Five Seven Poker   52 individual
Three-Thirteen Rummy   3x52, 3x52+6J individual
Tic Tac Toe Poker   52 individual
Tiddly-Wink   28, 55, 91 individual
Toepen   32 individual
Toruro   40 individual
Tournament Blackjack   52, 6x52 banker
Trains   55, 91 individual
Trees Poker   52 individual
Tripoli   52 individual
Troggu   62 alliance
Twist'em Dominoes   28 banker
Two plus One Poker   52 individual
Uke-Shogi   42 individual
Vatra   52, 52+J individual
Vier-Anderle   38 individual
Viuda, La   52 individual
Wall Street Poker   52 individual
Whisky Poker   52 individual
Yukon Hold'em Poker   52 individual
Z Poker   52 individual
Zecchinetta    40 banker
Zhăo Péngyou 找朋友   2x52 alliance
4-2-2 Poker   52 individual
4-2-3 Poker   52 individual
5 Card Omaha poker   52 individual
6 Card Omaha poker   52 individual
6-card Brag   52 individual
7-card Brag   52 individual
   40 banker
25   52 individual
31 showdown   52 individual
41 Exchange   52 individual
55   52 alliance
110   52 alliance
220   52 alliance
5000 Rummy   2x48, 2x48+4J, 2x52, 2x52+4J, 3x48, 3x52, 3x52+6J 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. This is very unusual with seven players as the teams would have to be unequal in size.
  • 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 Seven Players

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

GameDesignQuantityConfiguration
Ace-To-Six Lowball (Draw) Poker   52 individual
All for One and One for All Poker   52 individual
Baseball Poker   52 individual
Boonaken   32 individual
California Lowball Poker   52, 52+J individual
Concentration Dominoes   28 individual
Dai Fugō   52+J, 2x52+2J individual
Double Draw Poker   52 individual
Fan Tan   52 individual
Five Card Draw Deuces Wild Poker   52 individual
Five Card Draw Poker   52 individual
Five Card Draw with a Bug Poker   52+J individual
Football Poker   52 individual
Freeze Out Dominoes   28 individual
Jacks Back (5 Card Draw) Poker   52, 52+J individual
Jacks or Better (5 Card Draw) Poker   52 individual
Jhyap   52, 52+2J individual
Juse   52 individual
Kalooki Caribbean   3x52+6J individual
Kansas City Lowball Poker   52 individual
Lowball (Draw) Poker   52 individual
Manipulation Rummy   3x52 individual
Matador   55, 91 individual
Mighty   2x52+2J alliance
Nap   36, 52 individual
Night Baseball Poker   52 individual
Oh Hell!   52 individual
Paiute   52 individual
Paskahousu   52, 2x52 individual
Pitch   52 individual
Poker Menteur   52 individual
Pöytäpaska   52, 2x52 individual
Ruotsalainen paskahousu   52, 2x52 individual
Shithead   2x52 individual
Simultaneous Solitaire   7x52 individual
Sviten Special   52 individual
Tonk   52 individual
Trips to Win (5 Card Draw) Poker   52 individual
Twenty-Two   2x52 individual
Woolworth Poker   52 individual