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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start/win the game?

Unlike most computer card games, PlayingCards.io simply provides a synchronized playspace. It's up to you to start the game, enforce rules, and determine the winner, just like a real deck of cards.

Are rooms saved?

Rooms are saved as you play the game, come back later to pick up where you left off. Rooms are automatically removed after 2 weeks of inactivity, create an account to extend it to 30 days of inactivity.

Can I save a room longer than 30 days?

You can backup games using our Import/Export feature. Export your game to a file and keep the file in a safe place for later. When you want to play again, create a fresh room and import the file. Importing / Exporting Games

Is there a limit on how many players can be in a room?

There is currently no limit to how many players can be in a room, but we recommend limiting to 8 players to avoid chaos. Note: we will likely enforce a limit in the future.

Can I duplicate / share my customized room?

There's no automatic way to duplicate a room, but it's possible to use the import/export feature to export a room to a file, then import it to another room to make a copy. Importing / Exporting Games

How do I deal cards?

You can deal the cards manually or use the Automation Button. Please read Automatic Dealing for more information.

How are the cards shuffled?

Cards are shuffled using a Fisher–Yates shuffle.

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