What are the best card games to play with three people?

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    #1Scrabble Slam

    Scrabble Slam

    Scrabble Slam is a card game that can be played with 2 to 6 players. It consists of changing the existing four-letter word and be the first player to get rid of your cards. Scrabble Slam! teaches vocabulary and is recommended for families.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Vincent Soto
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Scrabble Slam! is a great game, though barely anything like its cousin Scrabble. You are given a set of letter cards split between the players after using four cards to set a four-letter word on the table. All the player must move quickly to become the first to clear their letters changing only the primary word with one of the letters to a new word. The directions state that the game is fifteen minutes long. After all players are trained and ready to play, each game lasts about about five to ten minutes. The cards can be a great resource for creative play, teaching English sounds, word structure, and literacy. I give Scrabble Slam! two thumbs up!!"
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    #2Exploding Kittens

    Exploding Kittens

    Exploding Kittens is a card game suitable for 2 to 5 players. The game consists of putting the deck face down and taking turns drawing cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten.

    Games

    Amazon, eBay, Target

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    Saúl Quiroz
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "I loved this game. My friends and I played it at a potluck dinner party a couple of months ago and had a blast. It would be fun with more people but you can definitely play with three. I'm not even that interested in games, but this one was well worth the price for an evening of hangout time with my friends."
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    #3Monopoly Deal

    Monopoly Deal

    Monopoly Deal is the card version of the classic Monopoly, in which players have to buy, rent and sell properties in order to become the winner. To do that you will have to earn, steal and swap properties, demand money or charge rents.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Kevin Weaver
    Written on March 12, 2017
    "Perfect for games of 3-6 people, Monopoly Deal takes what is good about the classic board game and makes it fast, fun, and portable. I bought a copy for my family game night, and every week the kids both younger and older can't wait to play it."
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    #4Skat

    Skat
    Skat is the national card game of Germany. Each player is dealt 10 cards and the remaining two form the skat. Each hand makes an initial auction. The winner of the bidding becomes the declarer, and plays alone against the other two players.
    Games

    Amazon

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    Christopher Dunn
    Written on January 13, 2017
    "I tried to play Skat with two of my buddies last Saturday, and it was easily the most confusing game I've ever tried to learn. For one, my friends and I kept arguing over who was forehand and who was middlehand! This game would only be fun if you had a math whiz for a friend; I want to crack open a cold one with the boys, not practice addition! Take it from me, and just play Uno with your friends instead of this game."
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    #5Dou Di Zhu

    Dou Di Zhu

    Dou Di Zhu is a popular card game in China. Dou dizhu is usually played with three people. The game starts with players bidding for the "landlord" position, who will be playing against the other two players. The first player with no cards left wins.

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gary Taylor
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I had been wondering what game my wife and I could teach and play with her mother the next time she visited! I am pleased that the Chinese card game Dou Dizhu proved to the ideal solution to enjoy together. I now have found a way to entertain both of them!"
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    #6Durak!

    Durak!
    The object of Durak is to get rid of all one's cards so that the last player with cards at the end of the game is the Durak. This game is very popular in post-Soviet states and is commonly played with two to five people.
    Games

    Windows

    $1.99

    Cecilia del Ángel
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "I live in an apartment with two roommates and we have been looking for card games that are good to play with three people. Durak is simple and pretty easy to learn. We have only played a couple of times so far, but I definitely enjoy it."
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    #7Buck Euchre

    Buck Euchre

    Buck Euchre is a North American Euchre variation in which everyone plays for themselves. There are several different versions of Buck Euchre. This game was available on Windows. 

    Games

    Windows

    $1.49

    Frank Vasquez
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "Back Euchre is a blast to play with two other people! It is so hard to find card games for three people that are fun and engaging, but Buck Euchre fits the bill. The game takes a little bit to understand the rules, and it could take a lifetime to learn all of the skill needed; however, this game is our go to game whenever we have three people available to hang-out and play a game. We love this game, and you will too."
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    #8Spades

    Spades

    Spades is a very popular trick-tacking card game which can be played with a partner or individually. With this app you will be able to play as many spades games you want.  

    Games

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Shreya Jaiteley
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I love to play card games with my family. One of the funnest games to play is Spades. It keeps me engaged and everyone else that I play with. Make sure you have a few beverages handy because this is one competitive game!"
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    #9Ninety-Nine

    Ninety-Nine
    In Ninety-nine every player secretly bids to win an exact number of tricks, neither more nor less. In order to do that, you have to remove cards from your hand. Ninety-nine works for three, four and five players.
    Games

    Android

    Free

    Sean Howell
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "I'm going to need a few more weeks of practicing with this, I think, but it's definitely fun. I found it by searching for card games for three, and that's what it's designed for, but there are variants for two to five people. If you've played Spades, which I have, a lot of the rules will be familiar. I'm guessing some of the others will be familiar if you've played Whist, which I haven't - the game history mentioned it."
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    #10Adda52 Rummy

    Adda52 Rummy

    Adda52 Rummy is a website where you can play a wide variety of rummy games online and for free. it doesn't require any download, you just have to sign up and start playing in your selected tables.

    Websites

    Free

    Play Rummy Online
    Written on December 27, 2018
    "Adda52 Rummy is the perfect destination for card game lovers.. One can play variety of rummy card game types to play from 2 to 6 people. They offer unique tournaments with amazing offers to win. I totally love it. Infact my colleagues and me have an adda52 group, we join same table and have fun defeating each other."
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    #11Hearts

    Hearts
    Hearts is a card game in which the player with the lowest score at the end of the game wins. The game is a member of the trick-tacking games family which also includes Bridge and Spades, and it's usually played with three to six players.
    Games

    iOS

    Free

    Christian Harris
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "A good instruction to play a fun game! I needed a game to play with two friends and this helped me out, and we had fun. The instructions were clear, but some more details on strategy would be nice. "

Summary

Best What are the best card games to play with three people
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Scrabble SlamGames 23 Paid
2Exploding KittensGames 16 Paid
3Monopoly DealGames 13 Paid
4SkatGames 9 Paid
5Dou Di ZhuGames 8 Free
6Durak!Games 7 Paid
7Buck EuchreGames 7 Paid
8SpadesGames 3 Free
9Ninety-NineGames 1 Free
10Adda52 RummyWebsites 0 Free
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