Dating sim card game
OBJECT: Players are competing to collect the most heart tokens.
In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
TYPES OF CARDS: -Numeric Cards: Numbered 1-4 in five "suits," players collect runs and sets to be used on dates.
-Date Cards: Each date card specifies a different type of set required to participate (set of twos or higher, any three red suit, etc.). Players will read aloud the date described on the card, inserting the words of their set into provided blanks (Mad Libs-style).
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.