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What Traditional Card Games have you been playing?

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28 Jul 2019 20:31 #300164 by mc
Putting in "or games inspired by traditional card games" was too clunky, but please include those as well!

Trick-takers, shedding games, climbing games, set collection games.... what games are hitting your kitchen table?

I actually don't play many truly traditional card games any more, but always have my trusty Rage deck on hand to give something a go.

Voodoo Prince, a Knizia trick-taker has been seeing a bit of play recently. There is a set number of tricks which, when you hit, you go out, and score for the tricks collected by everyone else at the table at that point. However, if you're the last player left, you only get the amount of tricks that you scored. So, you want to go out second last, essentially. There are 2 or 3 cards that are special, including 2 that split your winning trick in 2. Very siimple, very engaging.

What have you been playing?
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28 Jul 2019 20:38 #300165 by san il defanso
I blogged last week that my wife and I enjoy playing Canasta. Definitely my favorite rummy-style game.

We taught Tichu to some friends recently, and now it's all they want to play. Not that I mind you understand.

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28 Jul 2019 20:46 #300166 by Sagrilarus
I'd walk a mile for a game of Double-Deck Pinochle.
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28 Jul 2019 22:16 #300171 by WadeMonnig

Sagrilarus wrote: I'd walk a mile for a game of Double-Deck Pinochle.

While I remember playing Risk with my parents as a kid, it was ALWAYS Pinochile with my parents when they had friends over every other weekend. Think it was a German heritage thing but everyone was always down to play, it was usually team/ couples if I remember right. Marriages, melds and other terms bounce around in my head recalling it.
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28 Jul 2019 22:43 #300173 by mc
Canasta was a staple growing up, haven't played it for years.
500 was another popular one in the family.

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28 Jul 2019 23:39 #300174 by san il defanso
My dad's family, all from Ohio, play lots of Euchre. I still play when I am at family gatherings, as my sister and her husband play, as do my dad and his sister. I tried to teach my wife when we first started dating, but she bounced off of it pretty hard. It's basically just a holidays-and-reunions game now.

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29 Jul 2019 17:46 #300232 by Space Ghost
I also grew up playing a lot of Euchre -- still enjoy it.

I played a shit load of Spades in college and my roommate and I won a few tournaments for some cash.

My favorite is still Gin-Rummy -- I would play that at anytime. Our favorite Rummy-variant is probably Wild West -- my cousin is visiting this week, so that will surely get played a few times as it is my wife's favorite card game.

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29 Jul 2019 20:38 - 29 Jul 2019 21:49 #300240 by mc
What's the wildwest variant?

A couple of online sites I found have a "cowboy" variant, but I can't find much else (in my brief and probably faulty search so far).
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29 Jul 2019 23:36 - 29 Jul 2019 23:36 #300247 by Vysetron
Got an article about Chimera coming out pretty soon that answers this question for me. Been playing it consistently with the same group since winter of last year and it's only gotten better. I like Tichu. I love Chimera.
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30 Jul 2019 19:28 #300282 by Jexik
My dad's side is super German so I also grew up playing Pinochle. Haven't much in the last decade though. Maybe I should suggest it sometime with him.

Of modern takes, at some point I had Dwarf King, Bruno Faidutti's whimsical take on trick taking. It's silly fun.
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31 Jul 2019 14:12 #300308 by boothwah
We just went glamping, so there was a fair amount of skip-bo on picnic benches and some uno.

We've been playing custom heroes - it's a trump game with plastic inserts that modify the card numbers (like Gloom) The kids love it.

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01 Aug 2019 12:12 #300352 by Saul Goodman
Took at trip to China with a buddy of mine.Played a lot of Spite and Malice during our downtime. 1 Yuan for every card leftover at the end. That's 14 cents a card. Such a great game.

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