card games

Started by Eliza, January 02, 2013, 09:04:56 PM

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Kaesekopf

I need to learn how to play euchre, sheepshead, and 500.
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EcceQuamBonum

Quote from: Kaesekopf on January 03, 2013, 09:23:26 PM
I need to learn how to play euchre, sheepshead, and 500.

500 and Euchre are both excellent games.  I've always wanted to learn Sheepshead.   It's big up in Wisconsin, is it not?  The problem, of course, is finding others with whom to play.  (Though I think Yahoo games actually has a Sheepshead site.  They have Euchre, Cribbage, Pinochle, Gin, Bridge, and Canasta, also.  It's fantastic.)

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Kaesekopf

Quote from: EcceQuamBonum on January 03, 2013, 09:30:29 PM
Quote from: Kaesekopf on January 03, 2013, 09:23:26 PM
I need to learn how to play euchre, sheepshead, and 500.

500 and Euchre are both excellent games.  I've always wanted to learn Sheepshead.   It's big up in Wisconsin, is it not?  The problem, of course, is finding others with whom to play.  (Though I think Yahoo games actually has a Sheepshead site.  They have Euchre, Cribbage, Pinochle, Gin, Bridge, and Canasta, also.  It's fantastic.)

Correct.  Wisconsinites love their sheepshead.  I was never a big card player, so I never learned how to play it.  People are always astounded that I don't know how to play cards.  Some people said that I should be a pro at them because I'm an electrical engineer and a lot of qualities/attributes overlap for liking card games and circuits?  Or maybe just the whole idea of digital logic and cards.

And cribbage.  I forgot to mention cribbage.
Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.

totiusque

Pitch (10 point, especially)
Cribbage
Hearts
Spades
Texas Hold 'Em
Pinochle

Alas, not too many friends who have time to play cards anymore.  Guess I need to teach the kiddos how to play.
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OCLittleFlower

Quote from: Eliza on January 03, 2013, 09:18:36 PM
Quote from: OCLittleFlower on January 03, 2013, 03:07:50 PM
Uno!

Oh, and speed.

Yes. Two games worthy of being called awesome.

Since you like speed, have you ever heard of spit? It's a lot like speed, except more intense because you're playing off of more cards at one time. It gets going so fast that it makes it incredibly easy to cheat.  :P

No but that sounds like fun.  :)

The playing, not the cheating, that is.
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Penelope

I recently learned how to play Euchre. I also hear that it's a big deal in the Midwest. The guy who taught me to play is from Michigan and his family is apparently really intense about it.

Hearts is a bit similar to Euchre. I enjoy playing Hearts.

I also enjoy a game called Nuts. It's like a two-person, two-deck version of Solitaire, sort of.

Bonaventure

Quote from: EcceQuamBonum on January 03, 2013, 11:23:13 AM
What do you mean by "strategic, intentional burning"?  Sounds like fun.  ;)

Well, there were two ways. The first goes like this: let's say I only have three cards. A queen is played, and I know my last card is a queen. To get to it, though, I have to burn the top card. Thus, I intentionally slap to burn it, play my first card, play the queen and slap, since it's a sandwich. The second way is more risky. If I play a king, I'll slap on the third card. If it works out, there is no penalty. If someone place a face card or an ace, I have to burn.
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Kaesekopf

Quote from: Penelope on January 04, 2013, 01:52:22 AM
I recently learned how to play Euchre. I also hear that it's a big deal in the Midwest.

You drink, are trad, and can play euchre.

We await your arrival.

Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.

OCLittleFlower

Has anyone here ever played the Game of Mao?
-- currently writing a Trad romance entitled Flirting with Sedevacantism --

???? ?? ?????? ????????? ???, ?? ?????.

Pheo

Cribbage
Euchre (I didn't realise this was uncommon.  We should probably change that.)
Hearts
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Heinrich

Quote from: OCLittleFlower on January 04, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
Has anyone here ever played the Game of Mao?

No. And I would not expect anyone to ever "win".
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OCLittleFlower

Quote from: Heinrich on January 04, 2013, 06:16:21 PM
Quote from: OCLittleFlower on January 04, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
Has anyone here ever played the Game of Mao?

No. And I would not expect anyone to ever "win".

I've won.   :P   :-X
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Penelope

Quote from: Kaesekopf on January 04, 2013, 09:04:03 AM
Quote from: Penelope on January 04, 2013, 01:52:22 AM
I recently learned how to play Euchre. I also hear that it's a big deal in the Midwest.

You drink, are trad, and can play euchre.

We await your arrival.



Is that all it takes to be a midwesterner these days? No love for the rugged farm life is necessary? Anyway, Wisconsin is out. You know how I feel about cheese.

Kaesekopf

You can hang out with my parents.  They don't eat cheese.

I mean, rugged farm life is always helpful, but, you're a trad so it's not too much of a difference, amirite?
Wie dein Sonntag, so dein Sterbetag.

I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side.  ~Treebeard, LOTR

Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.

EcceQuamBonum

Quote from: Bonaventure on January 04, 2013, 02:55:06 AM
Quote from: EcceQuamBonum on January 03, 2013, 11:23:13 AM
What do you mean by "strategic, intentional burning"?  Sounds like fun.  ;)

Well, there were two ways. The first goes like this: let's say I only have three cards. A queen is played, and I know my last card is a queen. To get to it, though, I have to burn the top card. Thus, I intentionally slap to burn it, play my first card, play the queen and slap, since it's a sandwich. The second way is more risky. If I play a king, I'll slap on the third card. If it works out, there is no penalty. If someone place a face card or an ace, I have to burn.

Ah, okay.  This makes sense.  You clearly played a much higher-level game than we did.   :P


Quote from: OCLittleFlower on January 04, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
Has anyone here ever played the Game of Mao?


YESSSS.  Mao is the best.  That may very well be my absolute favorite game, especially when you have a few people who know how to play and one poor sucker who's trying to figure it out.   ;D
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"You've thought about eternity for twenty-five minutes and think you've come to some interesting conclusions."--