Richelieu Card Game

Richelieu is a card game based on the efforts of Mary of Medici to have the young Louis the XIIIth dismiss the Cardinal of Richelieu.

Board Game geek has downloads of the rules and all the files needed to play.

The Great Game Card Game

The Great Game is a set of rules for a two player card game in which the Russians and British vie for dominance in Central Asia.

Field of Honor Card Game

Using a standard deck of cards, Jim Wallman’s Field of Honor is:

a simple two player card game that is an abstract depiction of two armies facing each other on the battlefield. It can either be played as a simple two player card game, or as a sub-game to a more complex wargame � say a campaign where you wish to resolve minor battles without resorting to setting out model soldiers.

Methuselah Vampire Hunting Game

Warpspawn games has a vampire hunting game called Methuselah designed to be played on a chessboard with a custom set of cards. One side plays Dracula and his minions, the other the vampire hunter and his assistants.

I think that some of the ideas could easily be lifted for use in more traditional miniatures games.

Hoplites Computer Game

Hoplites is a free computer card game based on the excellent GMT board game SPQR. I’ve played it and its a lot of fun. The card layout is reminiscent of the play in Columbia Games’ Gettysburg and Eagles games. There are also Samurai and Conan expansions. It’s an excellent diversion when you can’t get out your miniatures. Download the game here.