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What playing card games do you know?

With all the self-quarantining going around. I’m sure people are getting bored. So what kind of card games do you know.

1 black jack
2 texas hold em poker
3 kings in the corner
4 gin rummy
5 solitaire
6 tonk
7 high low
8 spades
9 hearts
10 war

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Euchre, pinochle, and spades are my favorites but I’ll play about anything.

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Here, in certain areas of Spain, we play “mus”. I love to play cards, and of course it is the best game I have ever known … It is very insightful, deceiving, confusing the contrary, making you strong … I suppose it is not known in the USA, but if they have a chance, try it.

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That mus game looks interesting.

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Yes, it is a lot … I remember when I was young, spending many afternoons just watching how the elders played, and that was already fun … It is played 2 against 2 … It is important to get along well with your partner …
It is complicated, with many variables and possibilities, and that makes it very fun, in my opinion.

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Use to play Cribbage years ago during an hours lunch time. Great two person game. I barely remember the game now. Lots of 4 handed Hearts in the service.
re: https://carrom.com/product/drueke-small-cribbage-board/

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We used to play Wiezen (https://www.pagat.com/boston/wiezen.html) a lot at school. Nowadays people play poker a lot more often.
In my family we used to play King (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_(card_game) ) as well. And Uno, who doesn’t play that.

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What? No regular poker, Old Maid, Go Fish, or Slap Jack? :crazy_face:
chuckles :wink:

Oh! Don’t forget 52 Pick-up! lol

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I didn’t want to list all the games I know lol

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We used to play Pass the Trash and Blind Man’s Bluff. Not really ‘serious’ games but a lot of fun. And Uno, which is also fun but does not use traditional playing cards.

And Dominoes/Tri-Ominoes which doesn’t use cards at all so maybe not the best here.

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Rummy and all forms of poker. The closed casinos suck.

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Not as much as the open ones do, at least from the perspective of sucking money out of my wallet. I went to a casino once about 20 years ago. I lost $20 worth of nickels in a slot machine in about 10 minutes, then went home. I could have bought beer with that money.

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Just wait for AI to enter the casinos. They’ll let you win a little bit, just enough to get you excited and then drain your wallet. The moment you’re about to get up and go, they’ll give you a little more just to keep your hopes up and then go for the double kill :crazy_face:

I do like gambling games like poker, where some skill can be used but the moment real money is involved, I’m out. IMO playing cards should be fun and relaxing, not cause you stress and anger.

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Know just about all card games, my granny taught me many when I was a child, (we used to play for buttons)
Two of my current favorites,
Texas hold ‘em
High low jack (pitch)

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If that’s AI, then it’s already there.

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Not cards, but we need to hook up online, and settle the score, … Yahtzee score that is. Multiplayer style…

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I went to rivers casino about 15 years ago. Played two hands of black jack won 50 bucks got up and left

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My wife just brought that game and I’m going to learn how to play it tomorrow

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Here’s another one I remember… my friend, my age, also about 20 years ago. He went to the casino, won $1,800 in the first half hour. But rather than leaving, he figured he’d ride his luck out and score big. After about 5 hours, he lost all that he won, plus another $3,500!! He was mortified, and I was both laughing at him and feeling really bad for him at the same time. He was not a rich fellow and really needed that money, and really really didn’t need to lose all that on top of it. Dude was devastated.

7 card stud has always been a favorite of mine. And silly poker games with all sorts of weird rules. like 3 of hearts to open, or worst hand wins.

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“It’s the lure of easy money, it’s got a very strong appeal…”

Unfortunately, some (many) can’t resist it.

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