Monday, August 11, 2008

Play Cards

My favorite card games has many names (some of which shall not be mentioned), but around my neck of the woods it's most often called 'oh poop'. Frankly, I don't even like to say 'poop' so I call it Trix. I found a place you can play it (along with some other card games) online. On that site it is called 'oh hell' and the rules are not as fun as the way we play. In any case, it's a fun game.

What is your favorite card game?

7 comments:

Katie said...

You're right.. the way they do it is kind of dumb. plus there are glitches in the game... I just had Gladys play the Ace of diamonds 4 hands in a row.

My favorite card game is a toss up between Oh Poop (sorry Matthew- "Tricks") and Dimes.

The AJ Thomas said...

I enjoy Rook, Euchre, and Phase 10.

Tammy Craig said...

My favorite card game is Cribbage. But I also love Euchre, Spades, and Hearts.

regan said...

Nertz (Nerts? Nurts? Nurtes?) is my favorite card game. I like it because as many people can play as you have decks of cards, and the players don't have to take turns. That's always a plus when I don't have to wait. :)

Spades is my second favorite.

Glo said...

Crib, gin, and hand and foot would be my favorits.

Nata said...

"Mao". Hands down. It's gotten such a bad wrap from people who have tried it and given up, or people who have had the misfortune of playing it with other people who don't really know how or make up really dumb rules.

Mao is best played late at night with teenagers who have played before.

Nata said...

Oh, then there is "Tichu". I don't actually know how to play it properly (the official rules are EXTREMELY abstract and we were trying to actually use them rather than cheating with Internet rules). But the RULES were hilarious! Check it out: this comes from the first paragraphs:

We thank Mr Chuang for everything. Tour leader, German language section, Nanking (Nanjing). Highly recommended. He knows everything. Lengths of bridges, meaning of Buddhas, number of lorries in the province. On request also meaning of bridges, number of Buddhas and length of lorries. Some monument with five goats and a heap of 38 resistance fighters is the landmark of the town. Or perhaps only three goats and 58 figthers - anyway, there are basically more fighters than goats. And to tell the truth - that stuff about landmarks could also be said of Canton (Guangzhou) or Wuhan. But in Nanking there stood a thousand Buddha temple - the area most certainly has a landmark.
Yes, Mr Chuang is an outstanding tour guide. He casts his own Nanking aside into the Yang Tze and leads us into an unknown land: a rock concert, a psychiatric clinic and a private audience with magician. Only with the game was he not so outstanding. Naturally he knows them - he knows everything. Yet the strange card game which the people are playing everywhere in all the parks and squares seems to be frowned upon. Again and again he lures us away from the knots of people. The game is not to be explained.

Tichu is not to be explained.

(If we had believed that there would be no rules with this pack. But we brought Mr Chuang round. He drummed up a game in the backroom of the souvenir shop of the Confucian temple. At first we were only allowed to watch. Then we played and the Chinese experts gave us good advice. A first rate introduction to the game, by the way. We recommend this method of learning most warmly.)