Possibilities Of Playing Cards: What Can Be Done With One Pack Alone

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Cards are one of the most popular and oldest forms of leisure activity worldwide. The past generations had to wait for the friends and family to play a game of cards. The internet revolution has changed things. We can now play cards with people from across the world from the comfort of our home.

One could use these 52 cards and their creativity to use the four suits and win the game. You could do it for money or pleasure, and the options are endless. Not just online, playing a game of cards is possible even on your laptop and PC in both online and offline formats. However, despite all the options available, we would all agree deep down that there is no match for playing a game of cards with friends using a physical deck in the offline world. But what to do if you have just one pack of cards? Read on to find out the various ways in which one pack of cards could provide you with endless entertainment.

Knockout Whist

You start the game by dealing seven cards per player. Have in mind that all you need for playing this game is one deck of playing cards and that it can be learned quite easily and quickly. The trump suit is the card you deal and place face up after distributing the cards to the players. The player sitting to the left of the dealer will start playing the first card. The rest of them must follow the same suit if they can. The person with the trump suit or the highest value card in that suit wins the game.


Did you know that playing cards are good for your mental health? In fact, it also fosters recovery from a stroke. Well, there is scientific research that backs this claim, so go on and engage yourself in as many card games as possible. Here’s another one that you could try. War is a great card game that even the kids can learn and play. However, it is not boring like most card games played by children, making it a favorite among people of all age groups. All you need for this is a pack of cards and two players. Each player gets half of the cards to add to their stack and starts playing by dropping the top card in their stack. The player with the highest number card, irrespective of the suit, gets the cards. At the end of the game, the player with the highest number of cards wins the game.

Texas Hold’Em or “Poker”

Well, this is a game of cards that needs no introduction. Poker is famous across the globe and needs just one pack of cards to play even if you have ten players. That is because each player gets two hole cards at the start of the game. Five community cards follow this in three stages. The players need to make a match with the cards in their hand and that on display. There are ten different combinations of card matches that the players could form to claim a win in the game. However, the person with the highest value card wins the game.


This game needs no introduction. Everyone who has played cards online is familiar with this card game that needs just one pack of cards. Did you know that you could play it in real life too? Yes, all you need to do is stack seven rows of cards with one pile having seven cards and going down to one card in a pile. All of these cards are placed face down, with only one card facing up from each pile.

The remaining cards are left as a separate pile on the top left. The player can now start arranging the cards from the top pile to create an alternating suit number series on the bottom seven cards row until they can form a final same suit, number pile on the top deck with one for each suit. In this game, unlike other games, Ace has the least value. This game could amuse you all day long, even if you are stuck alone and have nothing but a pack of 52 cards.

So, which of these games are you going to play? Do let us know in the comments section!

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Written by JR Dominguez

JR Dominguez is the technology, finance and music editor for MiLLENNiAL. When he's not writing, you can find him day-trading stocks, playing video games, or composing commercial scores.

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