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Online Card Games - The New Craze?

Jul 23, 2008
Feeling bored with offline card games? Well, if you are someone who loves playing card games you can get rid of your boredom by playing an Online Card Game. There are a variety of games on the internet designed for all: for those who play for entertainment as well as the game addicts. Whether you opt to play a single-player game or a multi-player game, the options are limitless.

Apart from offline card games like solitaire, freecell and hearts there are online card games with numerous options which come with attractive graphics. While playing online you are no more playing with a computer, there are multiplayer options where you will be playing with other real players. Some games also require partnerships, where you pair-up with another player and play with another pair of players.

Famous Online Card Games available -

Poker - is a type of card game in which player bet on the value of the card combination in their hand, by placing a bet. The winner is the one who holds the hand with the highest value according to an established hand ranking hierarchy. Here you'll have to bet the cards in your hand. You are the winner if your bet is right. Some offer points to the winner while a few offer money.

Rummy - is a group of card games notable for game play based on the matching of similar playing cards. Although the word "Rummy" is often used as a stand-in for the specific game "Gin Rummy", the term is applicable to a large family of card games. Rummy is a family of games all sharing the "draw and discard" structure. Besides this unique play pattern, the main goal is to get rid of all of the cards in your hand by forming either sets or runs. All of the Rummy games contain some kind of a scoring system making the play for money much more attractive.

Blackjack is also known as Twenty-one, Vingt-et-un in French for Twenty-one or Pontoon is the most widely played casino banking game in the world. Blackjack's popularity is due to the mix of chance with elements of skill, and the publicity that surrounds card counting (calculating the probability of advantages based on the ratio of high cards to low cards). This is one of the popular online card games played. Here you'll have to create higher points than the dealer but not exceeding 21. There are different points for different cards. Kings, queens and jacks carry 10 points. Aces may carry points from 1 to 11.

Here, when you choose to play with a human competitor, you will have the opportunity of chatting with your opponent online. This is really great for people who wish to build up social interaction and game knowledge. You will be playing with people from all over the world and get to converse with people from different countries.

It's not that difficult to play an online card game. These games come with instructions as to how to make your moves, rules to follow and the method of playing. It's always a good idea to read the instructions before you begin!
About the Author
Jacob George is an Internet Enthusiast. For more resources on Online Rummy visit : http://www.RummyGuide.com & http://www.Rummy360.com
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