Card Games for 4-6 players: “You can teach an old dog new tricks”

Having a party? Do you have a deck of cards and have no clue what fun game to partake in? Well this must be your lucky day! I have developed a list of game and tricks that you and all your friends will enjoy very much! Carry on dear readers!

Card games for 4 players

Tricks

Collusion - hilarious game of (mis)alliances and double-crossings

Twyst - more like Solo Whist than anything else... (see also Squint for five)

Ninety-Nine - bid to win an exact number of tricks

Mismatch - the anti-combination game

Farrago - with a different trumping rule at every deal

Tracktrick - three-in-a-row quasi-board game requires accurate trick-play

Welsh Whist - a fun game with lots of Jokers and no cheating (by order)

Minimisère - if you can't lose every trick, win as many as possible

Tantony - win tricks, then give them away! (better as a partnership game)

Chwech - in which you needn't play to a trick if you don't want to (best for 6)

Anarchy - play as you please and score how you like

Snark - a wilder version of Anarchy (best for 5)

Tantony - in which you win tricks but may give them away

Seconds - in which only the second-best card wins the trick

Plonk - a deceptively simple-looking game

Cross Purposes - in which one side chooses a trump suit, the other a trump rank

Flashpoint - in which you win tricks and make melds from them

Hearts-type

Bugami - announce in advance which suit you'll take none of in tricks

Agony Aunt - avoid taking various penalty cards; requires also counters and a board

Rummy

Brummy - two-dimensional Rummy with Brag hands

Crummy - Rummy with a trick-type method of play

Rummage - Another Rummy with a trick-type method of play (better for 5)

Tableau

Spec - a silly guessing game (or is it ESP?) on a 5x5 grid

Get Stuck - a quasi board game on a grid of 7x7 cards (also for two)

Unclassifiable

Concerto - game of skill in which you and your partner construct Poker hands

Memory

Memoranda - which cards were you originally dealt?

Card games for 5 players

Tricks

Squint - a sort of Solo Whist for five (see also Twyst for four)

Anarchy - play as you please and score how you like

Snark - a wilder version of Anarchy

Chwech - in which you needn't play to a trick if you don't want to (best for 6)

Welsh Whist - a fun game with lots of Jokers and no cheating (by order)

Minimisère - if you can't lose every trick, win as many as possible

Farrago - with a different trumping rule at every deal

Hearts-type

Bugami - announce in advance which suit you'll take none of in tricks

Bluffing

Sneak - bluffing game

Memory

Memoranda - memory game

Rummy

Rummage - Rummy with a trick-type method of play

Brummy - two-dimensional Rummy with Brag hands

Crummy - Rummy with a trick-type method of play (better for four)

Memory

Memoranda - which cards were you originally dealt?

Card games for 6 players

Tricks

Chwech - in which you needn't play to a trick if you don't want to

Minimisère - if you can't lose every trick, win as many as possible

Snark - a wilder version of Anarchy (also for 4-7 players)

Hearts type

Bugami - announce in advance which suit you'll take none of in tricks

Rummy

Rummage - Rummy with a trick-type method of play

Brummy - two-dimensional Rummy with Brag hands

Bluffing

Sneak - bluffing game

Memory

Memoranda - which cards were you originally dealt?

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