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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.

RankApr 22Mar 22Feb 22
1 Shithead Shithead Shithead
2 Golf Golf Golf
3 Rummy (Basic) I Doubt It Rummy (Basic)
4 Hand and Foot Rummy (Basic) Canasta
5 Gin Rummy Gin Rummy Gin Rummy
6 Spades Hand and Foot Crazy Eights
7 Crazy Eights Canasta Spades
8 Canasta Crazy Eights Hand and Foot
9 Euchre Spades President
10 Rummy 500 Euchre Rummy 500

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.

RankApr 22Mar 22Feb 22
1 Shithead I Doubt It Rummy (Basic)
2 Rummy (Basic) Curdle Canasta
3 Hoola Rummy (Basic) Big Two
4 Skat Hand and Foot Gin Rummy
5 Whot Brazilian Truco Euchre
6 98, 99, 100 (adding games) Euchre Five Hundred
7 Brazilian Truco Lithuania Great Britain
8 Fan Tan / Sevens / Parliament History of Dominoes Curdle
9 Treikort Bao Huang Hand and Foot
10 Poker Rules Valepaska Bao Huang

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.

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.
Finnish partnership game for 4 players. A point-trick game with bidding in which the trump suit is set or changed by declaring marriages.
All Fives (dominoes)
An American two-player cross domino game in which players score for making the ends of the layout add up to a multiple of 5.
Spite and Malice
American game for two in which players compete to play their cards in numerical sequence to foundation piles. The skill is in the management of the reserve piles where currently unplayable cards are stored.
A sociable game from Bavaria and the Tyrol with many opportunities for bluff. It is best for 4 players but also playable by 2 or 3. The South Tyrolean variant 'Blind Watten' in which trumps are chosen secretly is especially interesting.
Gong Zhu (拱猪)
An enhanced version of Hearts played in China in which penalty cards can be exposed in advance to double their effects and with special roles for the Jack of Diamonds and Ten of Clubs.
Spanish fishing game with 40 cards for 2-4 players. Cards are captured by making sets that add up to 15.

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.

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
4 Jun 21Haiti
3 Jun 21Joker
3 Jun 21Petrangola
25 May 21Filicău
18 May 21Sap Ng Wu
10 May 21French Dominoes


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 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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