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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.

RankOct 22Sep 22Aug 22
1 Shithead Shithead Shithead
2 Golf Golf Golf
3 Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic)
4 Crazy Eights Crazy Eights Crazy Eights
5 Teen Patti Gin Rummy Gin Rummy
6 Spades Spades Spades
7 Gin Rummy Canasta Rummy 500
8 Canasta Rummy 500 Canasta
9 Hand and Foot Hand and Foot Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
10 Euchre Euchre Hand and Foot

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.

RankOct 22Sep 22Aug 22
1 Teen Patti Crazy Eights Crazy Eights
2 Marriage (Rummy) Horse Race (cards) Shithead
3 Crazy Eights Rummy (Basic) German Whist
4 Rummy (Basic) German Whist Pontoon
5 Horse Race (cards) Truf Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
6 Games for 5 players Marriage (Rummy) Rummy (Basic)
7 Nepal Pishe Pasha Trumps
8 Truf Baccarat Stop the Bus
9 Blackjack Teen Patti Knock-Out Whist
10 Baccarat Pontoon Truf

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.

A Swiss game for up to 4 players. Also known as Sackjass, Butzer or Schläger Jass, this is generally considered the most basic form of the Swiss national game Jass.
Jhyap (Yaniv)
An unusual draw and discard game from Nepal, which has also become popular in Israel. Players get rid of their cards by discarding rummy-like combinations which they have collected.
Durak (Podkidnoy)
Durak is one of the best known card games in Russia and has spread to many east European countries. It can be played by 2-6 people and works well for 4 playing as partners.
Indonesian game for 4 players. Bid for tricks by placing a card from hand face down. Suit of highest bid determines trumps. Objective is to win or lose tricks depending whether bids add up to more or fewer than the 13 available.
A four-player partnership game played in the Punjab and some other parts of India. It is related to Royal Casino but with greater scope for skill because all the cards are dealt at the start.
Korean trick-taking game for 5 players, 2 against 3 with secret partnerships and some cards with special powers: the mighty, the joker and the ripper.
This 2-player game which appeared in North America in the 1970's is slightly reminiscent of later commercially successful combat games such as Magic the Gathering though the similarity is probably a coincidence.
National card game of Germany, a game of tricks and trumps for 3 players using 32 cards. Players bid to decide who will play alone against the other two, aiming to take the majority of the card points.
Truco Mineiro
Lively and popular Brazilian partnership game for four players. The aim is to win two of the three tricks, and the score for this can be increased by betting during the play.
This well-known 4-player Indian partnership trick-taking game is distantly related to the European Jass family, with the jack and nine ranking high in all four suits.
Băo Huáng (保皇)
Chinese climbing game for 5 players: the emperor and eunuch play as partners against a team of 3 common people. The eunuch is the holder of a particular card whose location may be unknown to the other players until the eunuch plays it.
This Swedish game for 2-6 players is a reverse form of Casino. There are penalty points for playing a card that captures a matching card or set of cards from the table, and a large penalty for clearing the table.

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.

16 Jun 22Solitaire Card Games Software
16 Jun 22Solitaire Games
10 Jun 22Social Climbing
10 Jun 22Whysteria
8 May 22Shichi Narabe
5 May 22Cranborne
25 Mar 22Knüffeln
17 Mar 22Königrufen with a Dummy
1 Mar 22Spot
23 Feb 22Cirulla
14 Feb 22Bahama Taxi
9 Feb 22Sport Simulations
8 Jan 22Derived Classes
9 Dec 21Baloot
10 Nov 21Browse Game Network
13 Oct 21Tattare / Tjuv
1 Oct 21Lungau Königrufen
8 Sep 21Knock Rummy
19 Aug 21Best 2-player games
24 Jun 21Cuba


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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