Card games in Ireland

The national game is Twenty-Five, a game of the Spoil Five group played with the standard 52 card pack, along with its variations 31, 45 and the bidding versions 55 and 110.

Irish Don is is a relative of the British game Phat, played in Dublin and Cork.

Spot is a version of Rummy formerly and perhaps still played on the west coast.

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