Which are the Top Card Games of India?

There are 52 cards in a deck, but you can play hundreds of card games using these cards! Many of them have been played in India for centuries and Indians just love to play card games with friends and family, whether it is just another lazy Sunday morning of Online rummy or a big & special occasion/festival. But do you know which of the playing card games are popular in India today? Let us see today’s top 10 card games played by Indians (not in the order):


Two big reasons why this game is popular: it is available to play for free, by default in your Microsoft Windows OS, and you don’t need any opponent or partner to play, it is a solo game! It is so simple & easy to play that even kids play solitaire.


This game originated in western India and today it is played in all parts of India. Mendicot basically involved 4 players, 2 in 2 teams. You have to collect as many 10s cards as you can (all 4). It is truly a fun card game to play.


Indian Rummy needs no introduction. Lakhs of Indians play it for free or play the rummy online version on various rummy online platforms and win real cash. Thousands of professional players have their primary source of income from playing rummy games online.

Teen Patti

This social game has been a part of India’s culture since centuries and continues to be. It is played with only 3 cards but is a lot more exciting and thrilling than that. It has also featured in some Bollywood movies like Teen Patti starring Amitabh Bachchan himself.


Poker may not be one of the traditional card games here, but its popularity is increasing exponentially. This popular western game, featured in many Hollywood movies, has captured the special interest of many Indian Teen Patti players as the games are similar.

Satte Pe Satta

You may know this game as 7-on-7. Usually, it is played with 3 to 8 players and one deck, but more players can play too, with additional decks. The player having the 7 of hearts starts by laying that card. The game ends when all suits are laid from the ace card to the King.

Andar Bahar

Indians love to play this 50/50 card game as players bet on how the game will end. The game will end when a card will match the value of the middle card. The online version of Andar Bahar is more popular than the offline one.


32 cards are used to play in this card game and cards 2 to 6 are used as cash cards. The 28 card game is more popular in northern states like Bihar and southern states like Kerala. 4 players can play at a time, with 2 in 2 opposing teams.


Contract bridge game is not just popular in India, but in the whole world. It is full of challenges, excitement and fun. Multiple books have been written on it and people of all ages enjoy playing bridge. At a time, 4 players divided into 2 teams, can play this game.


This Donkey card game is also known as ‘Pig’. It is a popular game played mostly by children. You have to collect 4 cards of the same rank and then touch your nose when you make a quartet. The last player to do this will be called as the ‘Donkey’ of the game. It is highly entertaining to play this game.

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