Top 10 Card Games for Diwali

According to folklore, Goddess Parvati played dice with Lord Shiv on Diwali. It’s said that anyone who gambles on this auspicious day receives blessings aplenty from her! So, whether you are a complete newbie or a seasoned pro, here are 10 simple & awesome card games to get you in the groove. Many of these involve a little gambling, while others can be played just for fun.

10. Gadha (Donkey)

4 – 6 players can play this game. In case there are four players involved, collect four sets of four cards of the same kind for each player (E.g. 4A’s, 4Queens, 4kings, 4Jacks). Now shuffle those 16 cards and deal them face down equally for all the players involved. Review the cards on your hand and discard one useless card you don’t need to make a set. Place the discarded card in front of the player on your left and then take the card placed in front of you by the player on your right. Continue this until you have a whole set with you and lay them down. You win. The others continue to play until they make a whole set and the last one to fold is the Gadha. Repeat playing the game until everyone is a Gadha.