Card games are genuinely competitive yet boost social relations. Countless card games need three players. To create a perfect setting filled with laughter and the ideal camaraderie, continue reading ahead to find a list of some exciting card games for 3. 

  1. Rummy

Rummy is a notably popular card game that can be played with three or more players. Each player is dealt a fixed number of cards: 8 or 13 (depending on the number of players) from a shuffled deck of 52 cards. The players need to arrange the cards in a sequence, the rule being that they should have at least three cards in sequence of numbers belonging to the same suit. They are free to draw cards when needed. The first one to get the correct sequence is declared the winner. 

  1. Go Fish

Go Fish is suitable for players of all ages. The game starts with all the players getting one card and whoever has the card of the lowest rank, becomes the dealer. He deals with a fixed number of cards to each player, and the game begins. One of the players asks his opponent for a particular rank (or number) of the card. The opponent has to give all the cards of that rank to the player. It goes on until the opponent does not have the card the player asks for. The opponent says ‘Go Fish,’ and the player has to pick a card from the deck. All players take turns, and whoever has the cards with most ranks is declared the winner.

  1. Crazy 8’s

It is a card game for 3 with a twist. The rules are quite straightforward. A fixed number of cards are dealt with each player. The first player would place a card of their choice, say seven or hearts. The next player puts another card which must be 8, irrespective of the suit, or a heart, and regardless of the number. This game goes on till any player is left with one card, which they have to declare before they place their second card. If called out, they have to draw another two cards. When a player finishes all his or her cards, he or she wins.

The individual cards of this game are 8 (hence the name crazy 8’s). You must be wondering what makes it unique from the rest? Well, When a player places this card, he gets an extraordinary power to change the suit that they will not play. It is almost like a Trump card that can save you when you are on the verge of losing. If the player throws an ace, then the direction of the game rotation is reversed. On the other hand, if a player throws the queen card, then the next player has to skip a turn. 

  1. Baccarat

This game is trendy in casinos for its simplicity. The aim is to make a total of nine. Only two cards are dealt with any player. The sum of the cards should be 9 or close to it. If the sum is less than 5, the player has to draw another card. If the sum is a double-digit, such as 15, then the first digit is dropped so that the sum is now 5—the player with the hand closest to 9 wins.

Multiplayer card games have always been the rage for their requirement of minimum resources and space. They can be played anywhere, anytime, all you require is a deck of cards and your friends and family for a fun time together.