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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126. Board Game: Chicago Poker [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4371]
Glenn Laurent
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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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127. Board Game: Fiasco [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:4525]
Glenn Laurent
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1-8 in 6 suits, plus 6 kings (2 decks of cards)
 
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128. Board Game: Penguin Encyclopedia of Card Games [Average Rating:8.66 Overall Rank:4479]
Glenn Laurent
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Lakewood
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Contains rules for numerous card games.
 
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129. Board Game: Split (Revised Edition) [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4577]
Glenn Laurent
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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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130. Board Game: By Golly! [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:4613]
Glenn Laurent
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2-6 players
4 suits 1-15 & 4 extra cards
 
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131. Board Game: Jass [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:4847]
Glenn Laurent
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Playable with 6-A (36 cards).
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132. Board Game: Barbu [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:4823]
Glenn Laurent
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Standard deck of cards.
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133. Board Game: Coup d'etat [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:4953]
Glenn Laurent
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7-A, plus Joker (one deck), chips
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134. Board Game: Spite & Malice [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:4876]
Glenn Laurent
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Playable with 2 decks
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135. Board Game: Farfalia [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:4963]
Glenn Laurent
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52 cards (1-13 in four suits), some marked with butterflies.
Additional 25 card deck (5 of each suit / butterflies).
 
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136. Board Game: Voltage [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:5011]
Glenn Laurent
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I'm not sure of the card distribution, but this looks like it could be reproduced with standard A-3 cards, with the special cards (swap, blown fuse) replaced with picture cards (J,Q,K).
 
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137. Board Game: Armchair Cricket [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:5055]
Glenn Laurent
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5 suits, Unknown Card Distribution
 
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138. Board Game: Pico 2 [Average Rating:5.90 Overall Rank:5120]
Glenn Laurent
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From the 6-nimmt geeklist (ensor):

"Pico 2 needs 11 cards, 4-13 and 16. You only need to add a chart for the pips and you're set with the 6 nimmt! deck."
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139. Board Game: Auf falscher Fährte [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:5150]
Glenn Laurent
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3-4 players
Four suits numbered numbered 0 to 12.

- Extra components required.
- Requires 4 chips or markers which match the colors of the suits to show what trump is.

- Four jokers would be required to play the variant at the end of the rules. Use other cards from the deck.

Could be playes with a single deck of cards.
 
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140. Board Game: 22 Pommes [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:5366]
Roger Meertens
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With 2 decks of cards this game can be played: red against black. Use a King as the farmer. For the variant with the dog you can use any of the other face cards.
 
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141. Board Game: Escalation! [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:5472]
Glenn Laurent
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2-6 players
4 suits, numbered 1-13, plus four 17's and two 0's

- Playable out of the box.
- No extra components necessary.
- 17's represent wild cards (1-7); 0's represent the "Neighborhood Watch"

requires 2 decks of cards
 
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142. Board Game: Lamarckian Poker [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:5507]
Glenn Laurent
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Playable with standard deck.
 
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143. Board Game: Hand and Foot [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:5546]
Glenn Laurent
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Uses 4 decks of cards plus jokers.
 
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144. Board Game: Durak [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:5685]
Glenn Laurent
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Lakewood
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Playable using standard deck (36 cards).
 
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145. Board Game: Pacal [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:5875]
Glenn Laurent
United States
Lakewood
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From the 6-nimmt geeklist (steveoliverc):

"Pacal is a 2-player card game that uses cards numbered 1 through 50. All you would need to add is a way to count who won the best out of 5 rounds (or simply use your memory for that).

Pacal plays quickly but it's a fairly intense game. Each turn, you pick two cards for your play, but your opponent gets first choice of the cards. I really enjoy this game and I think playing it with a 6 Nimmt! deck is a good way for others to try out the game.

This game was later expanded slightly and gained a playing board when released at Pyramids of the Jaguar. "
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146. Board Game: Rummy [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:5625]
Glenn Laurent
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Playable with a standard deck of cards.
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147. Board Game: Hoyle's Games [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:6006]
Glenn Laurent
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Many non-standard games playable with a standard (or modified) deck of cards.
 
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148. Board Game: Das GROSSE und das kleine A [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:6145]
Glenn Laurent
United States
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104 number cards (1-13, 4 of each) 4 jokers, 1 Big A, 1 little a (requires 3 decks)
 
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149. Board Game: German Whist [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:6246]
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Playable with a standard deck of cards.
 
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150. Board Game: Card Games Around the World [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:6353]
Glenn Laurent
United States
Lakewood
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Many non-standard games playable with a normal / modified deck of cards.
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