Capsa Banting, a card game similar to online poker, has become quite famous in the South East Asian countries. It is one of the most popular online activity of the people. The number of people who are playing online poker is increasing with leaps and bounds.
However, not everybody would be familiar with the rule of the games and how to play it. Here we try to simplify the game and share some winning strategies with you to help you get started quickly.
- Number of Players: 2 to 4
- Number of Cards: 52 excluding Joker
- Ranking of Cards: Two is the highest and 3 is the lowest
- Order of Suit: From high to low spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds.
How to Play the Game
Here is how the game is played. The cards are first dealt amongst the players which each player getting 13 cards. Since diamonds is the lowest in the order of suits and 3 is the lowest ranked card, the player who holds the 3 of diamonds will start the game. He can start by either playing a single card or by playing in any legal combinations. After this, the person on the right gets the next turn to play and this is the direction the game takes.
Each player should try to play away all the 13 cards. If you cannot play away all the 13 cards, then you make an attempt to have as less cards as possible in your hand when the game ends.
A player can opt not to play a card, also known as pass, or beat the previous player by playing a card or combination of higher value. The game ends if only one player left the pass or no one is able to beat the last card played.