A game that’s truly universal in every way, a sport that transcends age, race, social strata and nationality, an entertaining ‘time-pass’ for dull rainy days, a source of fun and entertainment when amongst friends and family, and in a country like ours even part of a tradition during festivals; playing cards has created its own special niche in our lives and in our hearts. Here is a list of the Top 5 Best Card Games of All Time.
Speculation rules the roost when it comes to tracing the origins of cards. The general consensus appears that cards originated somewhere in Asia and were carried to the West by crusaders or gypsies or probably even adventurers. This humble deck of cards, a phenomenon of engineering and design, has an interesting trail of history attached to it. Cards have served as droll pastimes, high-stakes gambles, and mesmerizing magic tricks, not to mention as modes of currency and at times even as a medium for top-secret messages. Phew! Isn’t that a lengthy list of accomplishments?
Such a versatile sport has probably countless variations that are played across the globe, each equally, if not more popular than the other. It is also a herculean task to even attempt to classify them in any order of popularity…however let’s give it a shot!
Considered by many as the undisputed king of traditional skill games and definitely, one of the most popular, Rummy card games have many versions and variants that have evolved with time and across the globe.
The online version of this game has in recent times captured the imagination and interest of players worldwide and a score of reliable websites such as Rummy App has only made it easier.
In a nutshell
Playing Cards is just not a sport or source of amusement. Apart from teaching us patience, endurance, strategic thinking and also helping us enhance our memory skills, this humble pack of cards has slowly and gradually over time has wound itself firmly into our lives and continues to do so.