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  • I saw kings but no kingdom
  • I saw a half dozen lovers but one was left over
  • I saw racism but no one discriminated on color
  • I saw mathematicians but all of them didn't know why they started everything from two
  • All of them lived happily but there was a serious villain among them
  • The more I saw them, the poorer I became in my life

What did I see?

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  • $\begingroup$ This question was answered correctly by Styx. Why there is a bounty on it still ? I am wondering ! $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Aug 11 '17 at 13:49
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Is it

Cards?

I saw kings but no kingdom ,

Four kings no kingdom

I saw a half dozen lovers but one was left over ,

Based on OP's comment, there are 13 hearts (love) out of which 6 have a pair, leaving one that is "alone"

I saw racism but no one discriminated on color ,

4 "races": Spades, Clubs,(black) Hearts and Diamonds(red) - in most games you would group them by "race" and not actual color

I saw mathematicians but all of them didn't knew why they started everything from two,

The decks start from 2

All of them lived happily but there was a serious villain among them ,

Based on OP's comment, the Joker

More I saw them , more poorer I became in my life ,

Gambling problem? The more you see the cards the more money you lose

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    $\begingroup$ The serious villain is the Joker, gambling appears to be correct, the "one left over" may refer to the Ace? If not, maybe something to do with a 5-card hand of poker? $\endgroup$ – somebody Jul 20 '17 at 10:32
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    $\begingroup$ In card games, it is not that unusual that the card colours have different values (more or less worth), so 'no one discriminated on colour' does not really match. $\endgroup$ – jarnbjo Jul 20 '17 at 10:43
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    $\begingroup$ @jarnbjo Well I thought it was more common that the suits had different values $\endgroup$ – somebody Jul 20 '17 at 10:55
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps the half-dozen lovers refers to the fact that there are 13 cards in each suit? - so a half-dozen pairs, with one left over? $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Jul 20 '17 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ this is closest answer , serious villain is joker (@somebody) , and lovers is 13 hearts(@puzzledPig) .. $\endgroup$ – Amruth A Jul 21 '17 at 5:00
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It is

Chess !

I saw kings but no kingdom

Two kings (Black and white are there) but there is no kingdom

I saw a half dozen lovers but one was left over

Black Camel-White Camel, Black Horse-White Horse, Black rook - White Rook, as they are animals and remaining all are considered to be 'humans' who need not be lovers ....that too on a battle field !

I saw racism but no one discriminated on color

Black and white pieces but no body ever complains on being playing in either pieces (though White has a slight starting edge!!)

I saw mathematicians but all of them didn't knew why they started everything from two

Usually they start from 2nd square e2 - e4 or d2 - d4 )

All of them lived happily but there was a serious villain among them

With mutual consent each player can agree for a draw (even without a kill !, of course sometimes) - so that they lived happily. Serious villian could be the time-piece (stop watch, if the game is played professionally), which pressurizes both of them equally !

More I saw them , more poorer I became in my life

Unless you are a professional player (with a sponsor, of course), if you are only seeing them...it means a waste of time and leads to poorness.

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    $\begingroup$ Eh, I don't like the explanation for the last line. $\endgroup$ – Sid Jul 20 '17 at 13:26
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    $\begingroup$ What is the camel you're referring to? That's not in any version I've ever heard of... $\endgroup$ – Beejamin Jul 20 '17 at 14:33
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    $\begingroup$ The 'Bishop' (standard notation 'B' ) is usually referred as Camel in 'Asiatic' countries ! $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Jul 20 '17 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ Could the "More I saw them" relate to opposing pieces, and the poorer be the loss of your own? $\endgroup$ – BM- Jul 21 '17 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ Good one @BM- it is quite possible ! $\endgroup$ – Mea Culpa Nay Jul 21 '17 at 6:01
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I can't comment so Ill just post these two explanations here

I saw a half dozen lovers but one was left over

kings and queens, hearts, clubs, diamonds = 6 but in pinochle the queen of
spades can match up with the jack of diamonds leaving king spade out.

All of them lived happily but there was a serious villain among them ,

Again queen of spades but in the game hearts, shes worth 13 points=bad

All the rest looked good to me.

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