Diwali is finally round the corner! Fun, celebration, sweets, and gifts are on their way. It is one of the best times of the year when Indian families get together and spend some quality time. They enjoy burning the crackers, and playing card and table games altogether. Like crackers, cards have been a staple element of this occasion. Playing cards on Diwali is an ancient Indian tradition. And it is believed that playing cards on Diwali night impresses the goddess Lakshmi, the good of money and ensures her goodwill in the house.
There is a host of card game you can play from an international deck of 52 cards. Want to know the best card games to try this Diwali? Keep on reading to find the best options.
3 Card Patti needs no introduction, this is one of the most popular Indian card games played during Diwali. You can estimate the popularity of this game only by the fact that many card games are either its spin-off or variation.
The game kicks off by dealing three cards to each participant/player face down. Here each team or player has to stake a specific amount of money to have a potful of cash. The players can decide and designate the values to the cards. They can choose which cards have the highest values it can be a set of sequence run or similar cards.
The game keeps on until a player has the set of three best cards. The players can either choose to play blind or look at the cards and raise their stake of fold it to leave the round. The player having the best hand wins the session.
Rummy is another of the most popular games that you can try this Diwali. This game can accommodate a minimum of 2 and maximum of 6 participants, and it starts with the player dealing a set of cards to others, amounting a number. Remaining cards are placed face down as a stack, and a card is faced up as part of the discarded set.
Players can take cards from the undealt stack or the discards cards in sequence, chasing an aim to create melds. Meld is the sequence of cards that are created with three or more combinations of cards. Minimum three cards from the same suit or of the same rank are considered as meld in the basic rummy game.
Also, it is noteworthy that the players should also shed cards as soon as they add cards to their hand. It should be done to ensure the consistency of the total number of cards they hold.
The winner of the game is the one who forms melds with all the cards. The game is either played with either 13 or 21 cards, and joker card is always a part of Rummy.
Blackjack is a game with no player restriction. It is a famous casino table game played against the dealer. However, you can enjoy it on Diwali without feeling guilty. The objective of the game is to beat the dealer by forming a hand close to 21, without busting. If the hand of any participant goes beyond 21, he/she loses the round.
The game begins with the dealer dealing two cards to the players either face up or face down. The dealer also deals two cards to himself where one card is face-up, and the other is face down. The value of the dealer’s second card is disclosed on the player’s call. The card value of the dealer is then checked and compared with the player, to determine the winner. Joker Card is usually excluded from the game.
UNO & Friends
UNO & Friends is one of the most preferred card games among families. This card game accommodates from 2 to 10 players, and there is no age bar. A player as little as 7 years can participate in this game.
The game gets started with dealing 7 cards to each player. Playing this card game with your friends, family, and closed ones with enlightening your Diwali festivities.
Diwali is all about fun, entertainment, and celebration. And the card games are an essential part of this festival from an ancient time. So, keep this tradition alive by indulging in the above card games.