Sometimes two people just have to play cards. Take heart. There are many two player card games that you can enjoy.
Best Card Games for Two Players
Determine a number of points that will serve as the losing point total, with a minimum of negative 200 points.
Each person gets seven cards. The rest of the cards are placed in a pile between you. The dealer takes the first card off of the top of the pile and turns it face up to start the discard pile.
The first player can discard a card that is the same number or from the same suit as the card that the dealer turned over. For example, if that card is a five of spades, you can discard any five or any spade in your hand. If you don't have a card that you can play, you will have to draw.
The playing continues until one player decides to discard an eight. With an eight, which can be used over any discarded card, you can tell your opponent which suit your opponent must play.
The winner of the round is the first person who gets rid of all of his or her cards. The loser must tally up the value of the cards in his or her hand. Score negative 50 points for an eight, negative 10 points for face cards, negative 1 for an ace and face value for all other cards.
Both players get 26 cards. Each player lays out a set of piles similar to those used in solitaire, except Spit only uses five piles. Therefore, the first pile will have one card, the second pile will have two cards and so on, leaving the last pile with five cards. Turn the top card face-up on each pile.
The remaining cards that each player has are called the "spit" cards.
When both players are ready, both players yell "spit" and each player turns a card (face up) between them.
You can only use one hand and can only move one card at a time off of your piles to work the spit piles. As you take a top card off, you can turn the card below face-up. If you run out of cards in a pile, you can take a face-up card off of another pile to create a new pile. However, you must make sure that you never have more than five piles at any one time. Suit and colors do not matter in this game.
The game now comes down to speed.
You can discard to the spit cards only in sequential order. However, you can go up or down. For instance, you can place cards in order like 2, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, and you can cross over king, ace, 2, ace, king.
When neither you, nor your opponent, can make any more moves, you both spit again. The winner is the first person to run though all of his or her piles first.
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