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Questions tagged [card-games]

For challenges which involve card games. This includes playing the game, implementing the game, as well as challenges concerned with individual mechanics and analysis of the game (for instance, computing probabilities of certain events).

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Detect revokes in Jass

Jass is a trick-taking game for four players and the national card game of Switzerland. It is played with a 36-card deck, four suits each with ranks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A. We will be using French ...
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Determine the optimal blackjack move

After the success of my baccarat challenge, I figured we should try a similar challenge for another casino game, blackjack. Blackjack is a game played with two to eight decks of cards shuffled ...
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Should the banker hit?

Baccarat is a casino game where gamblers bet on whether one of two hands, the player or the banker, will have a sum closer to 9 (mod 10) or whether they will tie. It is played with four to eight ...
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Bingo Cards PDF

Write code to generate a PDF file containing 6 bingo cards. Winner is the one that uses the shortest code and needs no actions except for installing a library and running the code. (No Save As PDF). ...
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Determine if a Spider Solitaire game is stale

Let's introduce a simplified variant of the well known Spider Solitaire. From Wikipedia: The main purpose of the game is to remove all cards from the table, assembling them in the tableau before ...
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Play a game of memory

Playing the game of memory against a machine is highly unfair, because they play almost as good as small children. So let's make the machine play alone, but in a fair way: Input: 1...26 pairs of ...
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King of the Cards

King of the Cards Code available here! In this King of the Hill challenge, you must write a bot that can play Crazy Eights. This is a card game often played by children, in which the objective is to ...
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Magic: the Gathering - Colour Sorting

Related: Deck Names Friends or Foes Paying for Spells The Magic: the Gathering card game has five colours of magical mana: white (W), blue (U), black (B), red (R), and green (G). Cards can be any of ...
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Calculate the probability of getting this hand in n tries [closed]

Imagine there is a card game where the primary objective of the game is to get 4 of one card in your hand. Game mechanics Each player starts of with 10 cards in their hand. The remaining 32 cards (...
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Heart Point Generator

It's mentioned last time that, in Hearts, Each round every player gets a non-negative amount of points. The sum of the points is 26, and at least one player gets 13 or more points. Actually, it's ...
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Is it a possible Hearts result?

Hearts is a 4-player game that uses the following scoring rules: Everyone starts with score 0. Each round every player gets a non-negative amount of points. The sum of the points is 26, and at least ...
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Snap (card game)

When I was a child I used to play a variation of Snap to stake soccer trading cards. "Game" is an overstatement because the only role of the players is to secretly prepare their starting ...
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FreeCell stack moving

This question is about moving stacks around in the card game FreeCell, but here it will be presented more abstractly. Given three integers $0\le n,m<10000,0<k<10000$. There are $m+2$ ...
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Turn-based RPS Poker

This is a two-player card game which resembles a vastly simplified game of Texas Hold'em, combined with RPS (rock-paper-scissors) and the most basic mechanic of commercial turn-based card games. The ...
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Let's play Judgement!

In this king-of-the-hill challenge, you will be making a python 3 bot to play the card game judgement! Sandbox Rules Judgement is a hand based game similar to games like rummy. In each round, 7 cards ...
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How many Faro shuffles for a cycle?

Background Inspired by this video by Matt Parker A Faro shuffle is a perfect riffle shuffle where the deck is exactly interleaved with its other half. This is how to perform one: the deck of 52 cards ...
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1326 starting hold'em combos

The goal is to get all combinations of hold'em starting hands (every two card combination) in the shortest amount of code. A hold'em hand is two distinct cards dealt from a standard deck of 52 cards, ...
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Dungeon of botdom

– of crisis and martyrdom (that's the subtitle because subtitles are cool) In this king-of-the-hill challenge in python (yup; you need go no farther to know you may not submit in java), you need to ...
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