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MASTER LIST of Games playable with a MODIFIED (or UNMODIFIED) deck of STANDARD playing cards. PLEASE ADD!
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OK everyone -- here is my first geeklisk. Please go easy on me.

Now most people are aware of the popular geeklist by Sonja of games playable with a standard deck of cards. A very useful list. At the risk of flames of piracy, I wanted to create a MASTER LIST of card games that are playable with a modified (or unmodified) STANDARD deck of cards. Modification rules include (but are not limited to):

Multiple decks of standard cards.

Marking up cards with *simple* symbols, numbers, or letters.

Addition of simple playing pieces (i.e. dominos, counters, poker chips, bits from easily aquired thrift-store games).

Variants of games playable with a single deck of cards.

Games playable with a 5-suit, 6-suit deck (i.e. rage, 6-nimmt, and similar geeklist items).


This list should NOT include the following:

(Standard card games using a single deck of cards)
***Update: as I've been adding games that require two decks, etc..., I've eliminated this restriction and am allowing ALL GAMES (EASILY) PLAYABLE WITH A STANDARD DECK OF CARDS.

The following restriction still applies:

Marking-up cards with large amounts of text (i.e. MtG) should NOT be listed.



Now a word about piracy. Please use this list as a reference to *try* out games that you may find appealing. Many of us waste a ton of money on games we have never played that we've seen on BGG that end up not beoing our cup-of-tea. This list will allow us to temporarily make some homemade versions of card games that look interesting *before* we go out and buy them. Am I making myself clear here? If you enjoy the game -- please, PLEASE support the designer.

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101. Board Game: Nobody but Us Chickens [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2754]
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This looks like it can be played with 1 or more decks of cards (1 suit per person).
 
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102. Board Game: Hattrick [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2780]
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3 suits, numbered 1-20 (requires 2 decks of cards)
 
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103. Board Game: Whist [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:2847]
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Playable with a standard deck of cards.
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104. Board Game: Pitch [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:2891]
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Uses standard deck of cards (plus jokers)
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105. Board Game: Olé! [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:2946]
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Four suits 1-15, chips
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106. Board Game: Mit List und Tücke [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:3084]
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4-6 players
5 suits, 3 numbered 0-20, a 4th suit numbered 0-18, and a 5th suit numbered 9-11

- The fourth and fifth suits are only necessary if playing with 6 players; otherwise, four suits numbered 1-18 are adequate

requires 2+ decks
 
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107. Board Game: 24/7: The Game [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3133]
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Not sure of the tile distribution, but this looks like it can be played with A-10 (multiple sets of 10), counters, and a homemade board.
 
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108. Board Game: Schnapsen [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:3236]
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10-A (20 cards).
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109. Board Game: Trumpet [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3267]
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6 suits 1-11 plus three jokers, 6 pawns, 6 chips
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110. Board Game: Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:3346]
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Based on "The Great Dalmuti". 1-10 (Ten 10s, Nine 9s, Eight 8s, ... Two 2s, One 1), 2 Wilds, 3 Special cards.

Playable with 3 decks.
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111. Board Game: Big Two [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3413]
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Uses a standard deck of cards.
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112. Board Game: Halli Galli [Average Rating:5.83 Overall Rank:3404]
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56 cards: 4 suits, denominations 1-5 (unsure of distribution)
 
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113. Board Game: Zeus on the Loose [Average Rating:5.99 Overall Rank:3512]
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Playable with a standard deck.
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114. Board Game: Robot Master [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:3534]
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2-4 players
6 suits, numbered 0-5
 
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115. Board Game: Nertz [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:3496]
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Uses one deck of cards per person.
 
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116. Board Game: Katzenjammer Blues [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:3721]
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You need 15 each of the following: Jokers, 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's & 5's. So just designate one color for Jokers, one color for 1's, one color for 2's, one color for 3's, one color for 4's & one color for 5's.
 
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117. Board Game: Briscola [Average Rating:6.34 Overall Rank:3699]
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Uses 2-7,J,Q,K,A (40 cards).
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118. Board Game: Belote [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:3839]
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Uses 7-A (32 cards).
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119. Board Game: Five Crowns [Average Rating:5.81 Overall Rank:3868]
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I'm not sure of the distribution, but 116 cards, 5 suits, (1-13), 6 jokers?
 
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120. Board Game: Casino [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:3880]
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Playable with a standard deck of cards.
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121. Board Game: Spooks [Average Rating:6.06 Overall Rank:3889]
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The suits are Spiders, Spooks, Goblins, Bones and Bats, with 11 cards per suit (1-10 and M for "Master" which has special powers) There's also an extra black cat card which is wild.

Requires 2 decks
 
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122. Board Game: Klaverjassen [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:3988]
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Playable using single deck of cards (A-7)
 
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123. Board Game: Klaverjassen [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:3988]
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Playable using 7-A (32 cards).
 
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124. Board Game: Chicago Poker [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4109]
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Use ranks 1-15 in 5 suits for the draw deck. Use ranks 1-20 in the 6th suit for the businesses: Speakeasy(1-5), Jazz Club(6-10), Brewery(11-15), Gambling House(16-20). If you want to play with the 6 special cards, you could use the 0's in six suits and map each suit to one of the special cards.
 
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125. Board Game: Split (Revised Edition) [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4295]
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This looks like it can be played with two decks of cards or one cut in half.
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