Card games in the Philippines

The standard 52 card pack is used to play

  • the climbing game Pusoy Dos, which is a version of Big Two.
  • Pusoy is a game in which four players are each dealt 13 cards, which have to be divided into three poker hands of 5, 5 and 3 cards.
  • Pekwa is the Philippine name for the game Fan Tan (or Card Dominoes), played with the standard 52-card pack.
  • Tong Its - a rummy game for three players.

A special 112 card Spanish suited pack is used for Cuajo, a game of the Oriental rummy family.

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