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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.

RankMar 20Feb 20Jan 20
1 Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic)
2 Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
3 Golf Shithead Shithead
4 Spit / Speed Golf Golf
5 Shithead Blackjack Blackjack
6 Spades Spades Euchre
7 Gin Rummy Euchre Spades
8 Crazy Eights Spit / Speed Spit / Speed
9 Blackjack Crazy Eights Kings Corners
10 Rummy 500 Kings Corners Crazy Eights

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.

RankMar 20Feb 20Jan 20
1 Mendikot Texas 42 (Celko) Texas 42 (Celko)
2 Spit / Speed Egyptian Ratscrew Kings Corners
3 Rummy (Basic) Bela / Clobyosh Five Hundred
4 Egyptian Ratscrew Big Two Golf
5 Gin Rummy Hand and Foot Egyptian Ratscrew
6 Seep Pinochle - Two-Player Big Two
7 Dehla Pakad Golf Schnapsen
8 Double Solitaire Canasta Pinochle - Two-Player
9 Golf Kings Corners Hand
10 Prime Hand Rummikub

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.

Kop
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.
Skitgubbe
A popular Swedish game for three players. In the first phase players collect cards by taking tricks; in the second phase they try to get rid of those cards by beating the opponents' cards, the last player with cards being the loser.
Clobyosh
Variously known as Clobyosh, Kalabrias, Klabberjass or Bela, this is widely acknowledged as one of the most skilful two-player card games.
Königrufen
Austrian Tarock game for 4 with a large choice of contracts. In some the bidder plays alone, in others the bidder chooses a partner by calling a king.
African Casino
The unusual versions of Casino played in Swaziland and Lesotho allow players to steal cards from their opponents' capture piles to help with building.
Barbu
A 4-player compendium game with 7 contracts: each player must play each contract once. It was enhanced in the 1960's by Bridge players who introduced doubles which create loose alliances between players with a common interest.
Pegs and Jokers
North American partenrship race game for up to 8 players in which cards are used to move pegs around a (normally home-made) board.
Piquet
Classic game for two players, which has deservedly survived with very little change since the 16th century. There are scores for longest suit, best sequence, best set of 3 or 4 of a kind and for tricks.
Schieber Jass
Four-player partnership version of the Swiss national card game. It is a point-trick game with some extra points for declarations, in which you may play a trump to any trick even if you have a card of the suit led.
Svoi Kozyri
Russian game in which you must either beat the previous player's card or pick up cards from the play pile. The last player holding cards is the loser. Good for 3 or 4 players: each has their own trump suit.
Zhăo Péngyou
A Chinese trick-taking game for up to 12 players using multiple decks with jokers, in which sets of identical cards and sequence of sets can be played. In each deal the trump maker calls cards to form new teams.
Scopone
Scopone is a skilful four-player partnership game in which cards or sets of cards are captured from the table by playing cards of equal value. Scopa is a simpler game for 2-4 players based on the same principles.

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.

29 Mar 20Joker Karo
24 Feb 20Teka
23 Feb 20Tartli
19 Feb 20Biriba
28 Jan 20Asszorti
8 Jan 20Scopa
26 Dec 19BetBlocker
21 Nov 19Cuckoo Variations
18 Nov 19Ta Gou Ta Doi
13 Nov 19Jokers
11 Nov 19Sidi Barrani Jass
30 Oct 19Zole
26 Oct 19Sicilian Tarocchi
15 Aug 19Tàihé A Bāo
19 Jun 19Hand
29 May 19QiuQiu
9 May 19Greek 31
22 Apr 19Palatinate Schafkopf
15 Apr 19Poker Challenge
23 Mar 19Giog

Notes

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 pagat.com 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.
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