Inspired by this post (The W) by Tarnish on the game "Tarabish":
- It's got an Auction for trump like Bridge or Euchre. - It's got a shortened deck like Euchre/45s. - It's got runs like in Gin Rummy. But you have to "announce" them at the right time and only the highest one "counts". - It's got an alternative card order as in Euchre. In trump: Jack, Nine, Ace, Ten, Queen, King, Eight, Seven, Six. In non-trump: Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Jack, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six. - Weird scoring to go with the card order? Check: 20, 14, 11, 10, 4, 3, 0, 0, 0, respectively in Trump; 11, 10, 4, 3, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0 in non-Trump. (62 points in trump, 30 in each non-trump). - "Bella" (having the King and Queen in trump). Again, you have to call it at the right time. - You can lead trump at any time. - You have to follow suit. If you can't, you must trump. - If trump has been laid, and you have to play trump, you must beat the trump laid if you can. - Last trick is worth 10.
Just remembering the rules is making my head hurt. I recall that when I played, the "low cards" in Trump and non-Trump were ordered differently (for some reason I remember Six>Seven>Eight in trump, but Eight>Seven>Six in non-trump). Or maybe it had to do with whether the suit was red or black...
Myself, I play hearts more than anyone ever should. I recently had an 18-hour Hearts Marathon with my three roommates - we played like 3 games an hour all day. About halfway through, we added a new (though not original) wrinkle that we don't usually include: the Jack of Diamonds is -10 points. From there, games took like 45 minutes each.
I play hearts on Yahoo! probably every day before bed - the problem there is you always get jerks who just try and run them ("shoot the moon" in Yahoo! lingo) on every single hand and it just takes the fun out of it.
I also play a lot of poker, but Texas Hold 'Em is the only poker game I can stand anymore. And that I can't play online.
I'm specifically hoping someone comes out with some crazy game like the one above. I'm always looking for new card games!
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I used to play Rummy daily with my offensive line coach at my high school (he was the ATS - in house suspension - guy. Before that, I played it with my sister, and my grandma when I'd visit her in Maine.
They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.
Right now, mostly classics like: canasta, gin, and cribbage; and Omaha Hi-Low (8s or better).
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A game called "Take the Lead" -- I'm not sure where it comes from or who invented it or how common it is (I've never heard of it outside of my circle, but it must be out there somewhere).
Players sit around a table and play cards into the middle -- you have to be able to beat, poker-wise, whatever the last person threw in or you have to pass (or you can pass voluntarily). It can accommodate a pretty wide range of people and it's easy for people to come and go.
There are more rules than what I said, but not many, so it's easy to teach, too (pm me for detailed rules if you want!).
Last 5 movies seen: Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus - Doubting Thomas - Brick - The Girl Can't Help It - Inside Man
I'm a fan of WWE Raw Deal (but have to drive to Richmond or Philadelphia to play it, which sucks).
Most of the card games I play these days are card-driven games, whether pure wargames like Paths of Glory or more general strategy games like Twilight Struggle.
If you insist on sticking to games with a poker deck, my family plays a Canasta variant called Hand and Foot. (Each player gets two 11 card hands, but you can't start using the second one until you empty the first one.)
There's an outfit that has added game text to the standard poker deck and sells a Football and a Hockey game based on that. Each player plays one card (or multiple cards that form a poker hand) and the higher play wins, either completing/stopping the football play or moving the puck.
Ambition is just an excuse for people who are too stupid to be lazy.
I've probably mentioned this before... but here goes.
In college, I learned a game called "Attack and Defend" from a friend of mine. He was Vietnamese, and his whole family played this game. I think it had a different name in Vietnamese
Anyway, I loved that game but the rules are hazy, and I'm not in contact with all of those people to get the rules again. I did track down someone else from college today with Google, so maybe I can get the rules.
There is a very simple, very time-consuming game I like to play with the patients at the hospital I work at called Garbage. Also popular with kids as it's easy to learn and is based on luck and not skill.
Originally posted by AWArulzIndiana Euchre players Unite!
When I was in college, the ability to play Euchre was a requirement in order to be initiated into our fraternity. It was an exceptionally rare day when there weren't three or four games going on after lunch and after dinner.
Right now, I play the occasional game of pinochle and I have unfortunately been sucked back into the world of Magic (wizards.com) and play that with some regularity.
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