Statistics

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.

RankSep 18Aug 18Jul 18
1 Spades Spades Spades
2 Gin Rummy Gin Rummy Gin Rummy
3 Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic) Rummy (Basic)
4 Shithead Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Spit / Speed
5 Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Shithead Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It
6 Spit / Speed Spit / Speed Rummy 500
7 Rummy 500 Rummy 500 Go Fish / Quartet
8 Crazy Eights Go Fish / Quartet Golf
9 Go Fish / Quartet Crazy Eights Crazy Eights
10 Golf Golf Blackjack

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.

RankSep 18Aug 18Jul 18
1 Shithead Twenty Caravan
2 Twenty Shithead Bourré
3 Chicken Foot Bourré Cucumber
4 Casino Gin Rummy Gin Rummy
5 Shit Head / Cut Throat Cheat / Bullshit / I doubt It Go Fish / Quartet
6 Bridge Pontoon Kemps
7 Getaway Cucumber Spades
8 Slapjack Go Fish / Quartet Spit / Speed
9 Teen Patti Shit Head / Cut Throat Golf
10 Scat Knock-Out Whist Crazy Eights

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.

Open Face Chinese Poker
Although this rather new game is based on poker hands and became popular with poker players in 2012-2013, there is no bluffing or escalating betting. Players compete to build poker hands using cards that are seen by all players.
Getaway
In this unusual Punjabi game for 4-8 players, the aim is to get rid of cards. If anyone is unable to follow suit, the 'winner' of the trick has to pick it up. Works well for a group that includes inexperienced card players.
Twenty
A skilful adding game for 2 players, also playable by 3 or 4, in which players take turns to play cards totalling each number from 1 to 20. Contributed by Brian Stovel.
Doppelkopf
This popular 4-player game from north Germany is played with a double deck of 2×24 cards. The players with the queens of clubs are partners, but you only find out who your partner is during the play.
Cucumber
A Scandinavian game for up to 7 players in which the aim is not to win the last trick. When playing to a trick you must either overtake or play your lowest card.
Bagchen
Tibetan domino game for 4 players using a double set of Chinese dominoes (64 tiles). Tiles are played in tricks, singly or in groups, and the main aim is to win the last trick.
Perlaggen
This famous Tyrolean card game has been recognised by UNESCO as a cultural heritage item. It is trick-taking game usually played by 4 players in partnerships, with several wild cards which can be used to help form sets and sequences.
Porrazo
An enjoyable two-player game, good for passing the time on train and plane journeys. There are some players in California, but it is said to have originated in Mexico.
1000
This 3-player 24-card game is popular in Eastern Europe: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and the Baltic States. It is a point-trick game with extra points for marriages, which change the trump suit when declared.
Dehla Pakad
Indian trick taking card game for 4 players in fixed partnerships in which the aim is to capture tens. Cards played to tricks are only captured when the same player wins two consecutive tricks.
Boonaken
A dutch Jass game that works well for 4-6 players. If you play and win twice you are out of the game and safe. If you play and lose twice or are the last player in, you buy the drinks.
Snip Snap Snorum
Traditional round game for 4-8 players in which players try to get rid of their cards by playing them in ascending sequences of up to 5 cards in suit. There is a second version in which equal ranked cards are played.

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.

5 Aug 18Ropebridge
5 Aug 18Rússi
17 Jul 18Zigzag
11 Jul 18Alsós
10 Jul 18Ocean's Eleven
30 Jun 18Gaigel
21 Jun 18Perevodnoy Durak
2 Jun 18Canastone
31 May 18Sedanto
23 May 18Exploding Aces
15 May 18Solitaire Bridge
14 May 18Bottom Line Games
9 May 18Hazari
24 Apr 18Screw Whist: Vint in Finland
22 Apr 18Auction Whist Group
22 Apr 18Vint
20 Apr 18Skruuvi
18 Apr 18Suits Duel
2 Apr 18Shogun
29 Mar 18Responsible Gambling

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.