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Card Games for Eight Players

Games for Eight Players

This is a list of traditional card and tile games that are designed for or work well with eight 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.

Abyssinia Poker   52 individual
Aces, Straights and Flushes Poker   52 individual
Andar Bahar   52 banker
Animals   52 individual
Baccarat Punto Banco   6x52 banker
Baccarat à Deux Tableaux Baccarat Banque   3x52 banker
Backstab Fish   2x52+4J individual
Badugi   52 individual
Bandar Q   28 banker
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
Burro   40, 48 individual
Calcutta Horse Race   52 individual
Cancellation Hearts   2x52 individual
Candyman   52 alliance
Card Bingo   52, 2x52 individual | banker
Caribbean Stud Poker   52 banker
Casino Hold'em Poker   52 banker
Chemin de Fer Baccarat   6x52 banker
CHORSE Poker   52 individual
CHORSEL Poker   52 individual
Cincinnati Poker   52 individual
Courchevel poker   52 individual
Crazy Eights   2x52 individual
Crazy Eights Countdown   2x52 individual
Crazy Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Crazy Pineapple Hi-Lo Poker   52 individual
Crazy Solo   32 alliance
Cuckoo   52 individual
Cucù Cuckoo cards 40 individual
Cucumber   52, 52+2J individual
Cyprus   55 individual
Donkey South Indian   52 individual
Duplicate Bridge   52 partnership
Earl of Coventry   52 individual
Eight Game Mix Poker   52 individual
Elevator Poker   52 individual
Farmers' Rummy   4x52+8J individual
Faro   52 banker
Fifty-Six   2x32 partnership
Four of a Kind   52 individual
Générala   52+2J individual
Getaway   52 individual
Gnav Cuckoo cardsCuckoo pieces 42 individual
Golf   2x52 individual
Golf Eight Card   3x52, 3x52+6J individual
Golf Nine Card   3x52, 3x52+6J individual
Golf Six Card   3x52, 3x52+6J individual
Guts   52 individual
High Card Pool   52 individual
HOE Poker   52 individual
Honest John   55, 91 individual
HORSE Poker   52 individual
Horse Race cards   52 banker
Hosa Aba   36 individual
HOSE Poker   52 individual
In Between   52 individual | banker
Indian Poker   52 individual
Irish Poker   52 individual
Irish Snap   52 individual
Iron Cross Poker   52 individual
K'ap Tái Shap   8x32 individual
Kapaga   52+2J individual
Katti   52 banker
Koira   52 individual
Lame Brain Pete Poker   52 individual
Lansquenet   6x52 banker
Let It Ride   52 banker
Losing Loadum   52 individual
Mao   2x52, 3x52 individual
Mattis   52 individual
Maw   52 individual | partnership
Mexican Train   91 individual
Michigan   52 individual
NLK   48 individual
Nobble   52 individual
Ogórek Cucumber   52 individual
Old Maid  Old Maid cards 43, 51 individual
Omaha Poker 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
Panguingue   8x40 individual
Pegs and Jokers   3x52+6J, 4x52+8J partnership
Pelmanism   52 individual
Pick a Partner Poker   52 alliance
Pig   52, 52+J individual
Pineapple Poker   52 individual
Poker Bull   52, 52+2J individual
Pokerize   2x52+2J individual
Polish Red Dog   52 banker
Pontoon   52 banker
Pope Joan   51 individual
Progressive Badugi   52 individual
Progressive Badugi with a Buy   52 individual
Pyramid Poker   52 individual
Ribs   2x32 individual
ROE Poker   52 individual
Rook Sluff   2x56 partnership
Round the World Poker   52 individual
Rummy Indian   3x52+3J individual
Rummy 500   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Scat   52 individual
Schwimmen   32 individual
Seven Twenty-Seven   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
Speculation   52 individual
Spoons Eights   2x52 individual
Sweet Chariot Poker   52 individual
Swingo Poker   52 individual
Tahoe Poker   52 individual
Telesina   48 individual
Texas Hold'em Poker   52 individual
Texas Hold'em Bonus   52 banker
Three Card Poker   52 banker
Three-Thirteen Rummy   3x52, 3x52+6J individual
Tic Tac Toe Poker   52 individual
Tiddly-Wink American   28 individual
Tiddly-Wink British   55 individual
Toepen   32 individual
Toruro   40 individual
Tournament Blackjack   52, 6x52 banker
Trains   55, 91 individual
Troggu   62 alliance
Tuppenny Ha'penny Loo   28 individual
Twist'em Dominoes   28 banker
Two plus One Poker   52 individual
Vatra   52, 52+J individual
Vier-Anderle   38 individual
Whisky Poker   52 individual
Yukon Hold'em Poker   52 individual
Z Poker   52 individual
Zecchinetta    40 banker
Zhăo Péngyou 找朋友   3x52+2J alliance
4-2-2 Poker   52 individual
4-2-3 Poker   52 individual
5 Card Omaha poker   52 individual
6-card Brag   52 individual
   40 banker
25   52 individual | partnership
31 Dutch   32 individual
31 Greek   2x52 banker
31 showdown   52 individual
41 Exchange   52 individual
5000 Rummy   2x48, 2x48+4J, 2x52, 2x52+4J, 3x48, 3x52, 3x52+6J individual

Explanation of symbols


  • Individual. There are no teams. All players play for themselves and against the others.
  • Partnership. The players are divided into fixed teams. These could be either two teams of four, with each player stitting between two opponents, or four teams of two, with partners sitting opposite each other or in some games next to each other.
  • 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.


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.


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 Eight Players

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

Ace-To-Six Lowball (Draw) Poker   52 individual
All for One and One for All Poker   52 individual
Bastard Brag   52 individual
Bid Euchre   2x24 partnership
Bitch, The Poker   52 individual
Black Mariah Poker   52 individual
California Lowball Poker   52, 52+J individual
Chicago Poker   52 individual
Chicken Foot   55, 91 individual
Couillon   32 partnership
Dai Fugō   52+J, 2x52+2J individual
Dealer's Choice Poker   52 individual
Deuces & Jacks & the Man with the Axe Poker   52 individual
Diablo Poker   52 individual
Do Ya Poker   52 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
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
Golf Four Card   2x52 individual
Hollywood Garbage   3x52 individual
Jacks Back (5 Card Draw) Poker   52, 52+J individual
Jacks or Better (5 Card Draw) Poker   52 individual
Jhyap Yaniv   52, 52+2J individual
Juse   52 individual
Kalooki Caribbean   3x52+6J individual
Kansas City Lowball Poker   52 individual
Kemps   52 partnership
Kluft   52+2J individual
Kvitlech Quitli cards 24 banker
Literature   48 partnership
London Lowball (7-card Stud) Poker   52 individual
Loo   52 individual
Low Chicago Poker   52 individual
Low Hole Poker   52 individual
Lowball (5 Card Stud) Poker   52 individual
Lowball (Draw) Poker   52 individual
Mambassa   40 individual
Matador   55, 91 individual
Mexican Stud Poker   52 individual
Mighty   2x52+2J alliance
Petrangola   40 individual
Pip-Pip!   2x52 individual
Poker Menteur   52 individual
President   2x52, 2x52+4J individual
Push Poker   52 individual
Racing Demon   4x52 partnership
Razz   52 individual
Roll Your Own Poker   52 individual
San Francisco Poker   52 individual
Second Hand High 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
Shithead   2x52 individual
Sökö Stud Poker   52 individual
Spit in the Ocean Poker   52 individual
Stop the Bus   52 individual
Sviten Special   52 individual
Teen Patti   52 individual
Tjuv   36 individual
Trees Poker   52 individual
Tri Palki три палки   36 individual
Tripoli   52 individual
Trips to Win (5 Card Draw) Poker   52 individual
Twenty-Two   2x52 individual
Vändåtta   2x52 individual
Žandari   52 partnership
55   52 alliance
110   52 alliance
220   52 alliance
304   32 partnership
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