Exotic Card Games You Probably didn’t Hear About

If you have spent enough time around the gambling industry, then you will probably already have developed some sense of familiarity around certain popular card games like blackjack and poker. Of course, card games are a lot of fun and there’s a reason why the gambling industry continues to grow even if these games have been relatively the same all throughout history. They are timeless classics that are beloved and enjoyed by people all around the world. 

And one of the best parts about cards is that there are so many ways to play with them. There are a bunch of different exotic card games that you’ve probably never heard of. In this article, we are going to go over a couple of the best and most interesting card games that aren’t necessarily the most popular. Playing these games will be a great way to shake out of what you’re used to and immerse yourself in something fresh and new.


Diplomat is an incredibly fun and immersive card game that requires a lot of analysis and logic on the parts of the players. It’s especially important for players to have good memory and recall. The way that the game works is that players are handed out an equal amount of cards until the entire deck is depleted. The players take various turns in combining and activating their card combinations. Essentially, the goal for any player is to find all four cards of the same rank in their hand and the cards on the table combined. They may also show all four cards to other players by placing them face-down onto the center of the gaming table. The game essentially ends when all cards have been collected in proper four-combo sets. The winner is the player with the most completed sets.

With every turn of the game, a player has the chance to ask a series of yes-or-no players to each other player. These questions should be designed to get information about the contents of the other players’ cards. The player is free to ask as many yes-or-no questions as they might like as long as it’s only directed towards one other player. Their turn will only end once they receive an answer of no and the next player can begin their round of questioning.

Aside from asking yes-or-no questions during their round, players can also request for other players to lay out a specific card. If the player successfully guesses that card, then the other player must play that particular card face up on the table. The layout must be a specific card with both the rank and suit.

Teen Patti

Teen Patti, also known as Indian Flush, is a very fun game that many avid gamblers are sure to be happy with. Teen Patti rules are relatively simple and easy to pick up. That’s part of the great appeal of this game. The whole game revolves around having a three-card hand that has the best value in terms of hand ranking. 

The game begins with a boot or a standard bet that players pool together. Then, the dealer gives each player three cards. For every turn, players can decide to play seen or blind. Playing seen means taking a look at your cards while the latter means maintaining the cards in a face-down position. However, if you choose to play blind, you are free to take a look at your cards at any point in the game. From there, you will be playing seen. Playing blind means that all you have to bet is the current stake. If you are playing seen, then you can only bet as much as the current stake if the player before you is also playing seen. If they are playing blind, then you have to bet at least double the stake.

The betting continues on and on until only one player remains and that means that they are entitled to the entire pot. However, if it gets to a point wherein just two players remain, then they both enter a showdown to check which of two will have the best hand ranking.

Here is a ranking of hands in Teen Patti (Ace is the highest value card):

  1. Trail (Three of a kind)
  2. Pure Sequence (Three consecutive cards of the same suit)
  3. Sequence (Three consecutive cards)
  4. Color (Three cards of the same suit)
  5. Pair (Two of a Kind)
  6. High Card