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Card Games: Miscellaneous Games

If my classification of card games by mechanism were perfect, there would perhaps be no games in this category. In practice it is inevitable that games will show up which do not fit into a pre-existing scheme. Traditional games which do not seem to fit elsewhere will be collected here, in the hope that it will eventually become clear how they can best be incorporated into existing or new groups of games.

I include here a couple of activities using playing-cards which are not really games at all in the usual sense:

People who invent new card games using traditional or special cards sometimes deliberately strive for originality, creating new types of game mechanism. These games will be found in other parts of the web site: