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Just made this up for the riddle whiteboard at work; but I reckon you guys will crack it immediately.

We are very unlucky in my court,
But with rival groups, we play sport.
There are 3 other groups, just like us,
Who we all are, out you must suss.

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You are

A suit of cards.

We are very unlucky in my court

There are 13 cards in a suit of cards, and 13 is considered an unlucky by many people. "Court" could also be a reference to the court cards - J, Q and K.

But with rival groups, we play sport

When combined with the other suits to make a full deck, many games can be played.

There are 3 other groups, just like us

The other 3 suits + this one make the four suits of a deck.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking "who we all are" as the complete deck of cards but you got everything else right so get the green tick :) $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Mar 1 at 11:58
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We are very unlucky in my court,

?

But with rival groups, we play sport.

sports clubs

There are 3 other groups, just like us,

spades, hearts, diamonds

Who we all are, out you must suss.

You are clubs.

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    $\begingroup$ You've got the right idea, but only one line is half-correct. $\endgroup$ – AHKieran Mar 1 at 9:20
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You describe

a game of four player ludo


We are very unlucky in my court,

because after beating a pawn (maybe wrongly translated, I mean the figurines) it gets reset to point zero and has to start over.

But with rival groups, we play sport.

The groups of pawns race to get into the "home". Without rivals, it wouldn't be sport

There are 3 other groups, just like us,

there are 4 groups of pawns similar to the first group. One group for each player.

Who we all are, out you must suss.

you are the pawns of a player of the game.

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