A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played. Below figure shows deck of playing cards

Commonly used terms in wide range of card games:

  • Deal
    Verb : To distribute cards to players in accordance with the rules of the game being played. In many games, this involves taking all cards, shuffling them, and redistributing them.
    Noun: The play from the time the cards are dealt until they are redealt. Also referred to as a hand
  • Hand
    The cards held by one player. Synonymous with the noun usage of deal.

  • Shuffle
    Rearrange (a deck of cards) by sliding the cards over each other quickly.

  • Play
    Move a card to a place on the table (either from the players hand, or from elsewhere on the table).

  • Dealer
    The person whose turn and responsibility it is to deal the cards (even though this player may delegate the actual dealing to another).

  • Deck
    May refer either to the pack or the stock