These are the game rules pages that had most visitors in each of the last three months - see notes for further details. The top 5 pages for the most recent month are listed on the home page.

RankOct 15Sep 15Aug 15
1 Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic)
2 Blackjack Blackjack Gin Rummy
3 Gin Rummy Gin Rummy Blackjack
4 Crazy Eights Crazy Eights Crazy Eights
5 Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
6 Spades Spades Spades
7 Go Fish / Quartet Golf President
8 Golf Go Fish / Quartet Golf
9 President President Spit / Speed
10 Bourré Spit / Speed Go Fish / Quartet

Pages with Recent Interest

These are pages that have had a notable increase in visitors in each of the last three months, relative to the average number of visitors in previous months - see notes for further details. The top 5 pages with increased visits in the latest month are shown on the home page.

RankOct 15Sep 15Aug 15
1 Bourré Ribs Bombs Away
2 Ribs Bombs Away Snap
3 Teen Patti Sedma Sechsundsechzig
4 Nos Sechsundsechzig Sedma
5 Bridge Bridge Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
6 Marriage (Rummy) Euchre President
7 Sedma Hearts Pontoon
8 Invented Games Bid Whist Shithead
9 Twenty-Nine All Fives (dominoes) Games for 2 players
10 Three Card Poker Three Card Poker Trumps

Editor's Choice

Recommendations from the editor (i.e. me - John McLeod). These are games that I have enjoyed playing, and which you may find worth trying if you are looking for something different to play.

Spanish fishing game with 40 cards for 2-4 players. Cards are captured by making sets that add up to 15.
Dutch domino game for 2 to 5 players in which after the deal the loser of the previous hand chooses the rules from a large range of options: ordinary or matador matching, single line or cross, and various extra conditions can be selected.
Unusual game for 4-10 players from Cleveland, Ohio in which cards are played two at a time, and before each trick players bid according to the number of points they think they can capture.
Popular Czech game for 2 or 4 players in which tricks are won by playing a card equal to the lead or a seven. The objective is to capture aces and tens.
A two-player game in which the aim is to be the first to 66 points by taking tricks and declaring marriages. It is very popular in Austria where large tournaments are held. Related games are played in several other European countries.
This four-player partnership game with 40 cards, combining features of Briscola and Tressette, is popular in Venice and the surrounding region.
Popular game from Ecuador for 2-4 players in which equal cards and sequences are captured by matching or addition from a layout on the table.
Guan Dan
This climbing game from Jiangsu Province in China is for four players in fixed partnerships. It is particularly well balanced with many opportunities for strategy and partnership co-operation.
The national card game of Hungary, a trick-taking game for 3 players using a 32-card pack: 10 cards each and 2 in the talon. Each bidder takes the two-card talon and discards two cards which can be used by the next bidder.
Lively game from the Netherlands, often played for drinks. There are no trumps and the aim is to win the last of four tricks, or to bet that you can win it and convince the other players to fold.
This four-player fishing game from Schleswig-Holstein has great scope for strategy and partnership cooperation. It features high value jokers and building by subtraction as well as addition. It is a pity it is so little known.
This four-player trick-taking game, played in and around Poznań in Poland, uses just 16 cards - the aces, tens, queens and jacks of a standard pack. It's not a simple game, but once you know how to play it, it is very quick.

Recently Added Pages

These are the new pages most recently added to the website. See also the what's new page for a periodic survey of major additions and modifications to the site, and the site map for a complete list of pages showing when each was last updated.

28 Oct 15Dominican Republic
21 Oct 15Royal Casino
21 Oct 15African Casino
21 Oct 15Scandinavian Casino
2 Oct 15Pass-Pass
17 Sep 15Krypkasino (Svenska)
16 Sep 15Krypkasino
5 Aug 15Vitou
25 Jul 15Birthday
4 Apr 15Capture the Commander
1 Apr 15888 Poker review
1 Apr 15Betfair Poker review
1 Apr 15BetOnline Poker review
1 Apr 15Full Tilt Poker review
1 Apr 15Party Poker Review
1 Apr 15PokerStars Review
1 Apr 15William Hill Poker Review
20 Mar 15Army (2)
18 Mar 15Blackjack (Dansk)
6 Mar 15Duel (3)


The tables of popular pages and pages with recent interest are based on the number of visitors in a month, estimated on the basis of the number of different hosts (IP addresses) requesting the page. The 'popular pages' table includes only English language pages containing game rules, while the 'recent interest' table covers all English language pages that have existed for at least six months.

To find pages that have recently become more popular, the expected number of visitors per month is estimated on the basis of the previous 5 months, and compared to the number for the current month. The calculation is as follows:

  1. For each English language page, for each month, the number of different hosts visiting the page (h) is divided by the total number of hosts visiting that month (t). This normalisation is to correct for seasonal fluctuations in the total number of page views: it probably does not make much difference to the result.
  2. We model visits to a page as a Poisson process, and use the average of h/t for the previous 5 months to estimate its rate.
  3. Assuming this Poisson process, we use the Chernoff bound to estimate the probablity that h/t for the current month is greater than or equal to the observed value. Thanks to Niall Cardin for drawing our attention to this approximation.
  4. We rank the pages in order of this probability. The lower the probability, the more remarkable it is that so many hosts visited the page in the latest month.