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at the Palace of Cards
You can play the following card games for free here. Simply click on the logo and off you go!
Popular Card Games for Your Browser or as an App – Free to Play and Packed With Fun!
Welcome to the Palace of Cards! We give the classic joy of playing a digital home. Here, we lovingly realize traditional card games with attention to detail so that you can access your all-time favorites at any time. Play worldwide – all you need is an internet connection.
Traditional Card Games Forever
Playing with family, friends, and dedicated gaming groups is the favorite pastime of many! You get to spend time and laugh together, compete, and win handsomely. Later in the next round, you might lose everything again. When playing, some rely on strategy while others count on their luck.
This fusion of fun, suspense, and community brings forward new, innovative games each year – classic board games, novel card games, outdoor games, games with online features, and many more. Still, classic card games can easily keep up with that wave of innovation as they are enjoying high popularity to this day. Think about it: Rummy, Solitaire, Canasta – everybody has probably played at least one of those classics. Why should playing not be possible anywhere at any time?
The Appeal of Time-Proven Rules
Card games have been around for centuries. Thus, many rule books were already forgotten. Remaining until today is the wide range of variants developed from a few base rules. If you have an interest in the history of classic card games, taking a look at our websites at the Palace of Cards will be worthwhile. There, we collected information on Rummy, Canasta, Pinochle, Solitaire and Spider Solitaire in English for you!
To choose the fitting card game, the number of players is essential: Alone, Solitaire games are an option, while two players can move on to Mau-Mau, Rummy, and Pinochle. Rummy can entertain up to six players with only two decks of cards. But Pinochle takes it even further to a maximum of eight players. Meanwhile, Canasta is for either two or four players. Skat is best enjoyed in a group of three, whereas Doppelkopf and Sheepshead work best for four. At the Palace, we offer the most enjoyable player numbers as options.
Even though some games are traditionally played with a specific deck, it is up to you to use a French- or German-suited deck, or even a regional subform. The differences between the decks are first of all the suits: Play French with Clubs, Spades, Diamonds, and Hearts or German with Acorn, Green, Bells, and Hearts. Secondly, the ranks beyond the numbers differ: Here we have either Jack, Queen, King, Ace or Unter, Ober, King, Ace.
The Broad Spectrum of Classic Card Games
With these cards, various rules lead to victory. We offer nine games of three types at the Palace of Cards:
With trick-taking games, such as Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, and Pinochle, cards of higher value beat lower ones and various trump cards are added to the mix. Usually, the aim is to win the opponent’s cards by taking the tricks.
Solitaire games, like Solitaire and Spider, require combination skills and patience. The cards are distributed on the playing field, some covered, some revealed. Afterward, the player must free, reveal and sort the cards bit by bit by moving them across the playing field following distinct rules.
In our shedding games, Canasta, Rummy and Mau-Mau, you must be the first to get rid of your handcards. There are rules of varying complexity on laying off cards. Canasta and Rummy use a matching-element there. Discarded cards can be used to make playing harder for your opponents.
We provide extensive guides in English to Rummy, Canasta, Pinochle, Solitaire and Spider Solitaire on the respective Palace websites. Our manuals and glossaries will guide you through a new, unknown game, as well as quickly brush up your knowledge after a longer playing break. Playing any of our games at the Palace, including Mau-Mau, Skat, Doppelkopf, and Sheepshead, you can always turn to the in-game help.
Play Cards – Whenever, Wherever!
Classic card games are highly accessible: All you need is a deck of cards, a couple of friends. And there you go, no matter if you are at your kitchen table, your favorite bar or traveling!
After taking the leap into the internet, the last barrier of card games has fallen: Fellow players do not have to gather in the same location anymore. You can get together online for playing with your friends as well as strangers – at any time, wherever you are.
Online, your deck is always complete. The Jack of Spades that was still there last time will never be missing – guaranteed! What is more, the computer takes tedious preparations off your hands: Shuffling and dealing happen as automatic as the order of playing and declaring. Common arguments are avoided by playing cards online, thanks to the computer’s incorruptibility. Hence, the stack is well-shuffled for sure, and cheating is virtually impossible!
Palace of Cards – Enjoy Playing for Free
At the Palace of Cards, you get to play the most popular, classic card games for free. Use what you prefer – your PC or a mobile device, browser or app. All our online card games are available cross-platform and thereby ensure a vast player community.
Online card games are the perfect opportunity to practice for your next family gathering, where you want to take all the tricks and outplay the undefeated grandpa! The Palace of Cards is open to all players: New beginners, as well as advanced players, will find fellow players matching their level. For occasional players, there is always a free seat at a table. At the same time, ambitious competitive players will enjoy our league system and regular tournaments!
Our primary focus is the joy of playing and competitive spirit. No matter if you compete alone or as a team, winning a game requires smart strategy and experience completed with a little bit of luck! Hence, nobody should be to bitter about the occasional loss.
Numerous Features at the Palace of Cards
Part of enjoying a game is a pleasing design, of course. That is why we equip our games with appealing graphics – a neat, virtual playing table, polished cards, and a plausible menu. In addition, our cards are practical: We developed playing cards especially suited for smaller displays and strained eyes. First, choose your deck by comfort and looks, then focus on the substance, your hand and winning strategy!
You can start playing at the Palace of Cards right away without registering. But for saving your progress in the long run, you can verify your profile later on or register directly at the start. As a registered user, you can emerge into the player community: Set up your personal profile, join clubs, and be part of the free league system of the respective Palace. Your profile is accessible cross-platform, of course. All you need is your password!
If you are a passionate and regular player, you could up your enjoyment at the Palace with a Premium membership. For a small fee, you get access to attractive extras. Some are creating tables with custom rules, extra Chips, insight into player statistics, a blocking option for players you do not like, and more!
Enough of words, you must be itching to try a game for yourself by now! So, go for the cards – choose from Pinochle, Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, Rummy, Mau-Mau and Canasta! Show the Palace community what your hand is made of!