Links: Online Card Games

Generic on-line card game programs

Tabletopia is a digital board game table which also supports card games. There is a general purpose card table with standard cards and chips and there are plans to provide support for specific card games.

Playingcards.io is a free online playing-card server providing a play area and cards. It does not enforce any rules or automate any part of the game other than shuffling. Cards can be moved around, stacked, flipped and placed in player's private hands. The cards are a standard 52-card pack: the deck can be customised by stripping unused cards and/or adding jokers or extra copies of some or all cards for games that use multiple decks.

Nosferatu has written a Tarot / Tarock module for the free format Vassal Game Engine. This enables any card game using a 78-card French suited Tarot or Tarock deck to be played over the Internet.

Within the Ataraxia project at sourceforge, a group of programmers were working on a Card Games Framework, which aimed to provide a generic on-line card game engine that could be customised to play a range of card games over a network. There seems to have been no activity on this since 2003, but presumably it could be revived if enough people were interested.

Servers for specific card games

Each of the following sites offers a range of games:

  • GameDuell. (Hearts, Oh Hell! (Wizard), Crazy Eights, Solitaire, Skat, Belote, Tarot, Doppelkopf, Schnapsen, Klaverjassen) - it is currently necessary to select your language as French, German or Dutch to see some of these games.
  • Game Colony offers head to head games and multi-player tournaments, which can be played free or for cash prizes: Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Spades, Canasta, Solitaire and Dominoes.
  • Biska.com (Burraco, Briscola, Tressette, Texas Hold'em)
  • CardzMania (Numerous games including 325, Barbu, Canasta, Crazy 8s, Durak, Euchre, Hearts, Pinochle, President, Rummies [Classic, 500, Gin], Rung, Sergeant Major (853, 952), Spades, Whist and a selection of Solitaire games)
  • Mystic Island (Blackjack, Cribbage, Euchre, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Pinochle, Poker [Omaha and Holdem], Rook, Spades, Tri-Peaks Solitaire)
  • Board Game Arena (French Tarot, Caribbean All Fours, Belote, Hearts, Oh Hell, Si Se Pai, Koi-Koi and numerous proprietary card games)
  • Online Card Games (Coiffeur Schieber Jass [3-player], Tarocchino [Ottocento]), Königrufen [several versions]
  • Game Zone (Bridge, Hearts, Spades)
  • Safe Harbor Games (Canasta, Cribbage, Hearts, Spades)
  • Pogo (Bridge, Euchre, Hearts, Spades)
  • Gaming Safari (Spades, Cribbage, Gin Rummy, Euchre, Canasta)
  • Case's Ladder (Hearts, Spades, Cribbage, Euchre, Bid Whist) organises online leagues and operates a tournament ranking system.
  • Marya's World of Card Games (Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Twenty-Nine, Gin Rummy, 3-5-8, Go Fish)
  • Meingames.de (Durak, 1000, Preference, Nines [Fantan], Debertz [Klabberjass], Dominoes, Poker)
  • Ludopoli.it (Burraco, Scala40, Tressette, Texas Hold'em, Scopone, Gin Rummy, Whist [in fact a version of Oh Hell]) 
  • Ludopoli.br.com (Buraco Aberto, Buraco Fechado, Tranca, Truco, Truco Gaudério, Texas Hold'em)
  • Jawaker - Middle Eastern and North African games (Tarneeb, Trix, Hand, Basra, Baloot, Estimation, etc.)
  • Nidink (Canasta, Cribbage, Euchre, Hearts, Spades)
  • TrapApps (Crazy Eights variants, Whist, Golf, President, Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Rummy, Canasta, Solitaire)
  • Favorite Games (Belote, 3-5-8, 66, Bridge, Okey, Draw Dominoes, Texas Hold'em)
  • AOL games (Canasta, Cribbage, Euchre, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Oklahoma Gin, Pinochle, Spades, Whist, Solitaire, Poker)
  • Rubl.com (Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Dominoes, Canasta)
  • Mana Battery publishes online games for the Microsoft Xbox 360, Windows Phone, IOS and Android: Euchre, Hearts, Oh hell, Spades, Romanian whist, Knockout whist
  • PlayOK (formerly known as Kurnik) offers several Polish and international games (3-5-8, kierki, hearts, oh hell!, bridge, pan, canasta, 66, cribbage, skat, cucumber, spades, durak, switch, gin rummy, thousand).
  • Game Desire (Tysiacha (1000), Rummy 500, Buraco, 3-5-8, Crazy 8s, Poker: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, 5 Card Draw, Dealer's Choice). Games are available in several language versions.
  • Eliters is a tournament league that runs competitions for several card games on various online sites (Hearts, Spades, Euchre, Gin Rummy, Canasta and others)
  • Arkadium has a collection of free online card games, including several solitaire games.
  • Онлайн игры (online games) is a Russian language site offering 1000, Durak, Preferans, Debertz and other games.

There are also numerous sites offering services for Bridge and Poker and other specific card games - see the links on those pages for further details.

This page is maintained by John McLeod (john@pagat.com).   © John McLeod, 2005-2021. Last updated: 3rd January 2021

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