We're a house of cards in a windstorm, held together by God knows what.
I knew from the start we were a house of cards in a windstorm, but you were the glue that held us together.
Simultaneously, Gertz was negotiating with Cardinal Alberoni and with the whigs in England; but all his ingenious combinations collapsed like a house of cards on the sudden death of Charles XII.
The El Dorado promised by communism remained a mirage until the whole edifice collapsed like the proverbial house of cards.
There are many more classic card games, and the rules can be found at sites like Family Card Games and The House of Cards.