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From their origins in medieval Italy, playing cards have evolved both in their standard designs and into new, creative directions. You can find examples of both sorts of card games here!
179 Card Games quizzes and 2,506 Card Games trivia questions.
  Yahoo! Games - Pyramids    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first of a series of how to play some of the Yahoo! games. Have fun everyone!
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Jul 16 21
dg_dave gold member
Jul 16 21
817 plays
This Is The Deal Card Games For Dummies
  This Is The Deal: Card Games For Dummies   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
The dealer's choice is for you pick out the answers to 10 questions on card games with help from the attached images.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, May 23 20
May 23 20
557 plays
A Great Deal of Card Games
  A Great Deal of Card Games   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are a great deal of card games you can play with a single deck. Can you answer these card game related questions using photo clues?
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 02 20
Feb 02 20
446 plays
  My Favorite Card Games    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
I will describe a card game. All you have to do is match the name of that card game with its description.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Nov 21 22
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Nov 21 22
389 plays
  The Personalities of Playing Cards   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Playing cards themselves rather than just being tools for card games are full of mysticism and symbolism. Here are but a few instances. This is an Adventures in Authoring Quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Mar 24 22
1nn1 gold member
Mar 24 22
337 plays
  The Rules of the (Card) Game    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Given a line from the rules of a card game, match it to the corresponding game. All quotes are taken from the publisher's official rules unless noted otherwise.
Easier, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, Dec 27 17
Dec 27 17
485 plays
  Uno   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz on the card game "Uno."
Average, 10 Qns, dg_dave, Feb 27 19
dg_dave gold member
Feb 27 19
2601 plays
  Skat-ological basics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No, there's nothing dirty here. Skat is the German national card game and one of the few strategic trick taking games for three players. Explore its rules and learn some basic strategy along the way! (Intended for casual to intermediate players.)
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 28 21
WesleyCrusher editor
Dec 28 21
120 plays
  Two of Hearts    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was listening to the radio and the song 'Two of Hearts' came on. I hadn't heard it in a while and it has inspired me to write this quiz about cards ...
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Apr 01 22
lones78 gold member
Apr 01 22
1258 plays
  Playing Card Origins    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Most of us are familiar with the "standard" Bicycle-type decks of cards. But how much do you know about how they got that way? Here are some popular explanations.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Feb 03 15
shvdotr gold member
215 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What would you be playing if you were engaged in "snowballing" ?

From Quiz "It's in the Cards"

  "Guillotine" - The Executioner's Card Game    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz about "Guillotine", a card game that takes place during the French revolution, where you must try to execute as many French nobles as you possibly can.
Average, 15 Qns, Headrock, Nov 28 09
277 plays
  Rook - The Card Game    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the incredibly fun card game Rook. In my opinion, Rook is one of the best four player card games around. All questions are based on the "Original Rook" version. Best of luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Feb 16 09
Triviaballer gold member
680 plays
  Teach me Tichu!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All questions are based on the traditional four-person, 1000-point game. No Great-Grand Tichu possible.
Tough, 10 Qns, Casedinlight, Aug 25 23
Aug 25 23
47 plays
  It's in the Cards    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are some very unique terms used in many popular card games. Do you know which games these are from?
Tough, 10 Qns, Zippox, Jan 02 18
Jan 02 18
646 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A deceptively simple card game all about...deception. Coup is a fast-paced, futuristic card game. No lying. Or maybe there is. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 09 16
kyleisalive editor
127 plays
  Illuminati:The Game of Conspiracy (Deluxe Edition)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What's REALLY going on? All questions are about the Deluxe Edition (the one with the full-color cards and a copyright of 1999 or later).
Average, 10 Qns, Czolgolz, Dec 20 11
208 plays
  The wonderful game of Pitch    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give basic questions about the game of pitch. All you have to do is answer. Very simple
Average, 10 Qns, spazzizkrazzy, Nov 08 13
423 plays
  Playing Tonk    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For all you real tonk players, let's see how much you really know about the game. Questions will be true or false and multiple choice. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, brooke26, Mar 04 04
268 plays
  Milles Bornes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever played the card game Milles Bornes? Hope you have, if so you will probably ace this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, marchmadness, Oct 22 22
Oct 22 22
790 plays
  The Quiz Of Life    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all know of "The Game Of Life" board game, but how many of us know how the card game works? Take this quiz and find out!
Tough, 10 Qns, PikeBBQ, Aug 26 12
214 plays
  Cyprus Pilotta card game    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz is about the card game of pilotta which is very popular in many Mediterranean countries.
Average, 15 Qns, Idiofia, Oct 26 20
Oct 26 20
583 plays
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Card Games Trivia Questions

1. To play a card game, you'll of course need a deck. Which configuration would you use to play Skat?

From Quiz
Skat-ological basics

Answer: 32 cards, Ace to Seven

Skat uses a 32 card deck with the values of Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8 and 7 in the usual four suits. Tournament decks are slightly different from what you may be used to because they have green spades and yellow diamonds. Traditionally, Skat was played both with the standard "French" suits and with the German suits of acorns (clubs), leaves (spades), hearts (hearts) and bells (diamonds). The variant colors make it easy for a player used to German suits to immediately visually match the suits by color.

2. The origin of playing cards is debatable but what is definitely known is different countries had different suits. What comprised the suits in Spanish cards?

From Quiz The Personalities of Playing Cards

Answer: Cups, coins, batons and swords

The Latin card set was the first to feature "standardised suits". The Spanish and Italian card decks contained cups, coins, batons and swords (though how they were depicted was different in each country). The Germans' cards depicted hearts, coins, acorns and leaves. The Swiss-German set was different enough to warrant its own sub-genre: Roses, bells, acorns and shields. Interestingly, in early versions there were no queens or they were replaced with marshalls. Even today there is a gender imbalance (Two boys: King and Jack; one girl being a Queen. Where are the princesses? (In one German set, there is a second girl who is called a "lady"

3. How many cards, at the max, are you able to have in your hand at any given time?

From Quiz Coup

Answer: Two

All players begin the game with two cards drawn at random from the Court deck. Since there are five different characters to play in the game, it's completely possible to draw two of the same character from the get-go. How you decide to play the cards (or not) is completely up to you, but getting called out for playing a role you don't possess means you lose influence. The goal is to be the last remaining player, or the only one with any influence (ie. cards).

4. Modern playing cards printed in Europe and the United States fall into several national styles, as reflected in courts (face cards) and pips, or suits. What would we call the style that Bicycle brand playing cards have?

From Quiz Playing Card Origins

Answer: French faces

The suits and courts of cards printed in America are in the French style of hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades with courts of kings, queens, and jacks. Although there is great variation among the other three styles the majority have the following characteristics. Spanish suits are clubs, coins, cups, and swords with courts of king, caballo (horse knight), and jacks, or knaves. They often have suited cards from 1 to 9, while the courts rank 10, 11, and 12. Italian suits and faces are the same as those of Spanish decks, but often include the ten between the nine and the jack. German decks have suits of acorns, leaves, hearts, and bells with face cards of king, ober (upper), and unter (lower).

5. What are the four types of cards you can pick up?

From Quiz The Quiz Of Life

Answer: Career, Wealth, Adventure, Family

Yellow, green, pink and blue are the colours of the cards, not the types of cards. Career cards give you jobs, some giving higher points but you need a degree for the higher jobs. Wealth cards give things like houses, cars and planes etc... Wealth cards also give you passports which can be vital when picking up Adventure cards. Family cards help you get married and have kids & pets, and you do pretty cool stuff from the Adventure cards. There are also reminder cards for if you ever forget the rules of the game.

6. To win at Illuminati, you must either control a certain number of groups, or achieve your Illuminati's special goal. Which Illuminati's special goal is a secret?

From Quiz Illuminati:The Game of Conspiracy (Deluxe Edition)

Answer: The UFOs

At the beginning of the game, the UFOs choose a goal of any other Illuminati (including any not in play) and write it on a piece of paper. They do not need to reveal their goal until they win, leaving the other players guessing.

7. 'Collection of Miscellanea at Duyang' is the first known reference to playing cards and card games. 'Yezi Gexi' was the first known book about cards and card games. They were both written in the Tang era of which ancient civilization?

From Quiz Two of Hearts

Answer: Chinese

The invention of the playing card came at about the same time as the development of paper in sheets instead of on rolls. Several ancient Chinese scholars refer to card games existing and being played since at least the mid-Tang dynasty (618-907).

8. Which card moves a noble exactly 4 places forward in line?

From Quiz "Guillotine" - The Executioner's Card Game

Answer: "Ignoble Noble"

The majority of action cards move nobles either forward or backward in line. Some action cards allow the player to choose how many spaces to move the noble (up to a certain limit). Others yet allow you to rearrange part of the line as you see fit. The objective of the game is to bring the highest-scoring nobles to the front of the line so that you can execute them before your opponents do!

9. How many different colored (wilds excluded) cards are there?

From Quiz Uno

Answer: 4

The colors used in the game are red, blue, yellow, and green.

10. How many players is standard in a game of Pitch?

From Quiz The wonderful game of Pitch

Answer: 4

Most Pitch games consist of 4 players, 2 players on each team.

11. What is the medium used in Pyramids?

From Quiz Yahoo! Games - Pyramids

Answer: playing cards

12. How many miles must you go in a four-player partnership?

From Quiz Milles Bornes

Answer: 1000

1000 miles to win one race, and 5000 to win the game.

13. With how many cards is pilotta played?

From Quiz Cyprus Pilotta card game

Answer: 32

From seven to ace, hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades.

14. You'd like to call Grand Tichu, but you have to do it when you have a specific number of cards in your hand. How many cards is this, exactly?

From Quiz Teach me Tichu!

Answer: 8

Eight cards are taken by each player, and this is the only time that Grand Tichu may be called. After that, you will pick up six more cards.

15. Skat is of course the name of the game, but it also has a very specific meaning inside the game. What is "the Skat"?

From Quiz Skat-ological basics

Answer: The kitty, consisting of two cards

As Skat is played with 32 cards and 3 players, it is impossible to evenly deal out all cards. The two cards left over after allocating each player a hand of 10 cards are set aside face down during the deal as the kitty, called the Skat. After bidding, the high bidder becomes the solo player and is allowed to pick up the Skat, then discard two cards to form a new Skat, before naming trumps. Alternatively, the solo player can set the Skat aside unseen, called "playing Hand". In either case, any trick points contained in the two cards set aside will count for the solo player, giving them a head start. The official way to deal a hand of Skat is 3 cards to each player in one bunch, starting with the dealer's left neighbor, then place the Skat, then deal 4 to each player, then again 3. Tournaments are typically played with 4-player tables where the dealer will sit out each hand, preventing possible cheating during the deal. In tournaments, the official deal sequence is required (any other sequence is a misdeal even if every player winds up with the right number of cards), most casual rounds will also ask that it be observed.

16. When the four suits we use in the US were first developed in the Fifteenth Century, clubs, with their clover-like shapes, represented which socio-economic group?

From Quiz Playing Card Origins

Answer: peasants

In his scholarly work, "A History of Playing Cards", Roger Tilley credits Etienne de Vignoles, better known as the knight La Hire, with creation of the four suits as we know them in America. Since clover was often fodder for swine, the club suit became associated with swineherds, representative of the peasantry.

17. What does it mean when someone picks up a +10 card?

From Quiz The Quiz Of Life

Answer: Everyone ages 10 years

If someone unfortunately (unless they're winning) picks up a +10, everyone has to age 10 years up. There are 8 +10 cards in total, 2 for each type of card. You can choose what the required age is for when everyone dies. Me and my friend like to do sudden-death matches where it only takes 1 +10 card to end the game!

18. The Bermuda Triangle's special goal is to control at least one group of each of the ten alignments. Which group would be the best for Bermuda to control, due to its large number of alignments?

From Quiz Illuminati:The Game of Conspiracy (Deluxe Edition)

Answer: The Semi-Conscious Liberation Army

The Semi-Conscious Liberation Army (a parody of the Symbionese Liberation Army) has five alignments (Criminal, Violent, Liberal, Weird, and Communist), allowing Bermuda to get halfway to victory with one group. The Orbital Mind Control Lasers, which can change or add any alignment, is also a desirable prize.

19. Ancient Chinese 'money cards' had four 'suits' although these were not the 'standard' hearts, diamonds, clubs, spades. What picture was used to represent each particular 'suit'?

From Quiz Two of Hearts

Answer: Coins, coin strings, myriads, tens of myriads

The four 'suits' of ancient Chinese money cards was coins, strings of coins (because of the crude drawings, this 'suit' may have been misinterpreted as 'sticks'), myriads (groups of coins or groups of strings of coins), and tens of myriads (a myriad is equal to ten thousand). It is believed that the first cards may have also been paper currency with players playing for the 'card', as in modern trading card games.

20. What is the color of the noble card "Wealthy Priest"?

From Quiz "Guillotine" - The Executioner's Card Game

Answer: Blue

Nobles are color-coded based on their affiliation. Blue nobles represent church figures, Green nobles are public servants, Red nobles belong to the military, and Purple nobles are the aristocracy. There are also Grey nobles, but they are quite different from the rest...

21. Where might you come across a " royal marriage" ?

From Quiz It's in the Cards

Answer: Bezique

Invented in the early 19th century in Sweden, played with two decks of 32 cards, comprising 7's to Aces. Bezique was a forerunner of Pinochle which is today more popular. A "marriage" is a pairing of a King and a Queen, or if the two cards are in the same suite they become a "Royal Marriage"

22. Similar to the card game "Spades", players bid before play starts in the game of Rook. What is the minimum starting bid that a player is allowed to make?

From Quiz Rook - The Card Game

Answer: 70

Since there are 120 points available, 70 points is approximately 58% of the total. The bids must be divisible by 5 and most final bids end up in the 80-95 range.

23. What does the term "Hit and Stick" mean?

From Quiz Playing Tonk

Answer: When you add 2 cards to another player's spread, he/she can not drop for 2 rounds

When you are "hit", you must "stick" around for as many rounds as you were hit.

24. How many miles must you go in a two player game?

From Quiz Milles Bornes

Answer: 700

With two players you must go 700 miles, 5000 points total to win.

25. The other court card besides the king and queen was the knave. Why was this changed to "jack"?

From Quiz The Personalities of Playing Cards

Answer: Confusion with what "K" stood for in top left hand corner of the card

In the US in 1875, numbers and letters (for court cards) were added to the corner indices. This meant the player could hold all the cards in one hand rather than spread over two. As the jack was then called a knave, this caused confusion as "K" was also used for king. Therefore the "knave" was officially changed to a "jack". The jack of spades and jack of hearts are displayed as profiles. ie you only see one side of their faces. This gives rise to the term "One-eyed jacks". The only other court card in profile is the king of diamonds which with the Jacks gives the less well known phrase, "One-eyed royals".

26. The Assassin is able to remove a player's influence at what low cost?

From Quiz Coup

Answer: Three coins

The Assassin is a sneaky card because while other players can get an assured Coup at seven coins, this character can remove influence with a minimum three coins...but only if their plans aren't foiled. This does, of course, mean that players can bluff their way through the game, assassinating players at low cost if their influence goes unchecked. While the Assassin is one of the strongest offensive cards in the game for this reason, it holds no defensive capabilities.

27. Which alignment has no opposite alignment?

From Quiz Illuminati:The Game of Conspiracy (Deluxe Edition)

Answer: Criminal

Each alignment has an opposite (Liberal vs. Conservative, for instance). Opposite alignments hurt when trying to conquer a group and help when trying to destroy them (and vice versa). Criminal groups have no opposite alignment. Fanatic groups are opposite other fanatic groups.

28. It is believed that the first deck of cards ever printed was represented by each of the 21 combinations of a pair of dice. What was this deck called?

From Quiz Two of Hearts

Answer: Domino deck

Domino cards were printed in the Tang dynasty alongside the first printed books. It is believed that the design of Mahjong tiles were likely derived from early playing card designs. It is thought that tarot cards originated in Mameluke Egypt sometime before the late 1300s before reaching Europe in the mid to late fourteenth century.

29. What happens when the "Unpopular Judge" is at the front of the line?

From Quiz "Guillotine" - The Executioner's Card Game

Answer: No player may play any action cards.

Some nobles have special effects, and this can be very important to pay attention to during play. The "Unpopular Judge" is really unpopular - everyone in the crowd is anxious for him to be guillotined, so once he's at the front of the line he's sure to be executed immediately. If you're afraid that the next player is going to take a valuable noble out of the line (possibly a noble you want for yourself), you can try to position the judge so that it'll end up at the front of the line next turn. This means your opponent will have to execute the Judge, who is only worth +2 points.

30. Playing which game where might you try "Shooting the Moon" ?

From Quiz It's in the Cards

Answer: Hearts

By taking all the 13 hearts and the queen of spades. If successful, it gives 26 points to all opponents in the game where the objective is to score as low as possible.

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