Card games have for centuries become one of the star entertainments of any society and in any circumstance. With historical evidence that certain card games achieved great popularity among soldiers in battles and wars of all kinds and on both sides of the Atlantic, including poker games, cards gradually took over from poker table games and all other manifestations of gambling. And over time, Texas Holdem has become one of the most famous types of poker, helping to make online poker in 2019 one of the ways we have to have fun and excitement while competing at a poker table with people from all over the world.
The main objective of this article is none other than to review the card games that both with the Spanish deck and the English deck, which is where poker cards are found, have become essential both to accompany an evening with friends in the bar and to make us have a good time playing on the internet. So here we are going to detail the rules of the most popular card games nowadays:
This card game is very widespread, the south of France and several Latin American countries. To play this card game you need a Spanish deck of cards without eights and nines and 4 players sitting at the same table in pairs (facing each other). The first step is to choose how many games the session will consist of in order for one of the two pairs to win…
Most often the games are best of 3 or 5 rounds, which in mus are called “vacas”.
One of the four dealers starts the game as the dealer and deals 4 cards to each player. The aim of the game is to score the number of points stipulated by the players in each hand. And in each hand, just as in poker with the flop, turn and river, there are different rounds. In mus, they are called sets, and in each set you have to score as many points as possible.
Each hand has four sets; the big set, the small set, pairs and game. In the first set, the cards with the highest value win, in the second set the cards with the lowest value win, in pairs the combinations of cards with the highest even value win and in the fourth set the combination closest to 31 wins).
Both pairs can make signs to indicate which cards each has. The key to mus is to interpret or read the opponent’s cards.
Mus is one of the card games that has been professionalised through various regional and national associations. In fact, championships are held in restaurants and casinos, as we can see in the following video.
Solitaire is a family of card games whose main common feature is that they can be played individually. For most variants of solitaire card games, only one or two packs of cards are needed, which can be decks of Spanish cards or decks of poker cards. The aim of the game is to arrange the pack of cards so that it starts completely mixed up and ends up in order. To do this, the deck is placed face down and the cards are gradually placed face up in four piles, one for each suit.
Normally only two cards can be drawn at a time, and to include them in the new piles we can only do so with the card that is at the top of the piles. The cards are sorted from Ace to King.
And among all the types of solitaire, a game that can be played with one or more decks of cards, we find Spider, which is based on arranging all the cards of four decks and which has become the benchmark for all the variants of solitaire. In fact, in countries such as the United States, Spider is considered a card game and always appears in the rankings of the best card games.
Solitaire card game
Solitaire, along with Minesweeper, has been a game that Windows has included in all its versions for more than a decade.
Although its name seems to come from Italy, in fact the origin of the word tute comes from “tutti” (which means everyone in Italian), it is a very popular game, perhaps competing with mus as the favourite game for people over 50 who are also card game fans.
The aim of tute is to score points, like many other games. To do this, a 40-card Spanish pack of cards is used and the maximum number of points is 120. Eight cards are dealt to each player and as the tricks are played, each player takes one more card from the deck until they run out. This video briefly explains how to play this very Spanish card game, tute.
It is a game similar to tute although its origin in this case is Dutch. It is also played with a Spanish pack of cards and can even be played with two players or even in pairs; but the most common game is the one that measures four players.
The aim of this game is to get the most points from the participants by winning the different rounds. The key to completing the score is to know the value of each of the cards: in this case, the ace is worth 11 points, the three is worth ten, the king 4 points, the knight 3 points, the jack 2, and the rest of the cards are worthless.
To win, we must score as many points as possible with the cards we have won in each trick. That is why we must try to win as many tricks as possible, although we must also try to make sure that they are high scoring: that is why aces and threes are the most prized cards and are guaranteed to win hands.
As we can see in this video on how to play brisca, the total number of points that cards can add up to in this card game is 120.