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

  • #1
    LH
    Written on March 13, 2017
    Leon Harris
    "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!!"
  • #2
    DD
    Written on September 8, 2017
    Danielle Douglas
    "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!"
  • #3
    LL
    Written on February 22, 2017
    Linda Leonard
    "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!"
  • #4
    JM
    Written on March 23, 2017
    Joyce Manning
    "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."
  • #5
    JS
    Written on February 3, 2017
    Johnnie Shaw
    "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."
  • #6
    GL
    Written on May 31, 2017
    Gloria Lawrence
    "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."
  • #7
    JL
    Written on April 27, 2017
    Johnny Levinson
    "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."
  • #8
    CM
    Written on March 12, 2017
    Cecil May
    "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. Games last around 15 minutes or so for me, and it is very well worth it for only $5.99!"
  • #9
    PD
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Paula Dawson
    "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."
  • #10
    CF
    Written on April 11, 2017
    Cathy Franklin
    "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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Summary

Best card games to play with three people
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Scrabble Slam! Games 151 Free
2 Spades Websites 115 Free
3 Dou dizhu Websites 111 Free
4 Exploding Kittens Games 96 Paid
5 Buck Euchre Websites 87 Free
6 Durak Websites 67 Free
7 Hearts Websites 60 Free
8 Monopoly Deal Card Game Games 42 Paid
9 Skat Websites 17 Free
10 Ninety-nine Websites 6 Free