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

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    Shirley Gonzalez
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "OMG i just love Hulu, just finished watching The handmaids tale. Hulu has better tv shows that they have created than all of the major networks combined. Cut the cord and buy Hulu."
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      Scrabble Slam

      Scrabble Slam is a card game that can be played with 2 to 6 players. Scrabble Slam 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.

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      Amazon

      $11.21

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      Sandra Green
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "I like games that improve my vocabulary. And since this is a card game that can be played with 3 players, I always play this with my friends. 😉"
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      Sandra Green
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "I like games that improve my vocabulary. And since this is a card game that can be played with 3 players, I always play this with my friends. 😉"
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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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      Linda Robinson
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "Scrabble Slam looks like a great deal of fun. You must get rid of your cards first by building words. This is a lot funner way to work on vocabulary and spelling for those young bright minds in your house. Card games are also easy to bring a long to help with those lag times during visiting for children, it is the perfect distraction for most ages."
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      Jason Harris
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I love this game so much. It tests your intellect just like Scrabble and it's a blast to play with the family."
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      Exploding Kittens
      Exploding Kittens is a card game for 2-5 players. The game consists of putting the deck face down and taking turns drawing cards until someone draws an Exploding Kitten. This person explodes and the process continues until there's one left.
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      Amazon

      $19.99

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      Jacqueline Lawson
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "Nice card game! Played this last night with my siblings and we were awake until dawn because of this. 😂"
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      Jacqueline Lawson
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "Nice card game! Played this last night with my siblings and we were awake until dawn because of this. 😂"
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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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      Phillip Davidson
      Written on April 8, 2017
      "From the Amazon description the game is playable for three players and the game is based around cards. From a functionality perspective, this game would work, everything else aside. This is a good solution to the problem."
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      Israel Jaramillo
      Written on May 5, 2017
      "I played it before and I love it. Favorite card : TACOCAT!!!"
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      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.
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      Amazon

      $14.99

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      Cheryl Douglas
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "Wow! Didn't know that this is a national card game from Germany. Nevertheless, it is a fun game and being a declarer was more fun!"
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      Cheryl Douglas
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "Wow! Didn't know that this is a national card game from Germany. Nevertheless, it is a fun game and being a declarer was more fun!"
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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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      Ayaan Rathore
      Written on April 12, 2017
      "If you've ever found yourself missing one more player for your four person card game, Skat is a great answer. You only need three people to play. It will give you hours of entertainment."
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      Ying Yang
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "A group of friends and I played this game and it was pretty boring. I definitely wouldn't say that it is one of "the best" and I would skip it if you're having a card game night."
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      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.

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      Amazon

      $9.89

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      Ao Zou
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "This game can be played with 3 players. My buddies and I enjoyed this especially buying the properties."
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      Ao Zou
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "This game can be played with 3 players. My buddies and I enjoyed this especially buying the properties."
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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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      Thomas Brooks
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "This game can be played with 2 to 5 people so I think it still fits. I played this with my friends and we all enjoyed this because of having a "property". "
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      Alexander Bishop
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "A new twist on an old favorite. It is just as much fun !"
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      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.
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      Windows

      $1.99

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      Howard King
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "A Soviet card game that needs great strategy skills."
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      Howard King
      Written on August 27, 2018
      "A Soviet card game that needs great strategy skills."
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      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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      Johnny Diaz
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "This solution covers all important concerns one would have on the topic. It is brief and to the point. It could be a little better if might mention the learning curve of the game,"
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      Marcy Tang
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "This card game is a good choice for when you have a small group. Perfect for after a small dinner party, or on a family vacation."
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      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.

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      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      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..."
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      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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      Robert Richards
      Written on May 20, 2017
      "I heard about this game from a friend and had no idea what it was. He tried explaining it, but I still didn't understand. The wiki goes into great detail and after reading all of it, I look forward to playing and hopefully getting good at it."
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      Benjamin Riley
      Written on June 3, 2017
      "I love card games, and I love looking for new ones. I'm always looking for fun, new, multiplayer games. Dou dizhu is a bit difficult to get the hang of, but its ridiculously fun, and hard to master. I can see myself playing this for a while."
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      Guillermo Zárate
      Written on April 4, 2017
      "Dou dizhu is a great game to play with three people as it has a round robin type play. The rules are very interactive allowing for three or more players to partake."
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      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.  

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      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      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..."
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      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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      Arthur Jimenez
      Written on February 7, 2017
      "Spades is not a good solution to a card game for three people. It is usually played with four people and I don't see how it would work with three people since it would not be as fun or even work right."
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      Walter Duncan
      Written on February 8, 2017
      "I was amazed to learned about Spades when I was looking for a card game to play with my family. I am had many hours of fun playing Spades together with my wife and child. I think you will like it also!"
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      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. 

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      Windows

      $1.49

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      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..."
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      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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      Marina Ramírez
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "My husband and I have a neighbor that comes over every Sunday night for a card game and last week we were looking for a new kind of card game to play. We found Buck Euchre. The rules were simple enough for us to figure out and in no time we were playing and having a good time. I'd never heard of it before so it was fun to try out something completely new."
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      Gerardo Valdés
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I'd never heard of this game, but it's really fun! I really like that it has a version that can be played with three people. It's a nice alternative to other games that require a larger number of players."
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      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

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      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..."
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      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."
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      Kelly Moore
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "The game of Hearts lets me have fun when I am bored. I have a very good time when playing Hearts with my friends. This card game is great for all ages!"
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      Frank George
      Written on March 24, 2017
      "I love hearts! I grew up playing it alone on the computer but now it's a favorite to bring out when I've got three or four people together."
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      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.
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      Android

      Free

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      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..."
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      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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      Tomás Félix
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "This is a fun card game. I really enjoy playing this at card night with friends. You have to guess how many tricks you will take in a hand to win. Try it today with a group of friends, you wont be disappointed."
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      Eric Lynch
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "Have you ever need a card game but you have three people? Ninety-nine is a cool card game that allows you to place secret bids and win tricks. And if you decide to add players, you can add four or five."

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    Summary

    Best card games to play with three people
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Scrabble Slam Games 22 Paid
    2 Exploding Kittens Games 18 Paid
    3 Skat Games 16 Paid
    4 Monopoly Deal Games 14 Paid
    5 Durak! Games 12 Paid
    6 Dou Di Zhu Games 11 Free
    7 Spades Games 9 Free
    8 Buck Euchre Games 7 Paid
    9 Hearts Games 3 Free
    10 Ninety-Nine Games 1 Free
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