But, Oh! what a history for this simple noble game! "Why didn't someone think of it before? 52 Pickup as a computer game!" But that was me in 1990 - yes folks - 1990, almost 20 years ago I wrote the first version of 52 Pickup for DOS. It was part of "Cavalcade O' Card Games" on sale at a Target or Wal-mart department store near you. Then I got a real job. Through the years I've redone this for my own amusement on various platforms (even a DirectX version). Now Flash. Actually, the .net version is still available, with better score boards (google it "52 pickup game").
I'm not really too much into gaming since I'd rather be coding so maybe there are other versions out there. I know once I saw something titled "52 Card Pickup". In 1994 I was outraged to see the box version of the game used the same title. It didn't need the "Card" added to the title. Argh! Anyhow, I digress.
So it is a game with some history - just not to well known history.