fantan

Primary Meanings of fantan

1.
n
a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
2.
n
a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
Full Definitions of fantan
1

n a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards

Synonyms:
parliament, sevens
Type of:
card game, cards
a game played with playing cards
2

n a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)

Synonyms:
fan tan
Type of:
gambling game, game of chance
a game that involves gambling

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