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If you don't know what melding means in the parlance of playing cards, you've missed out on a great game that's been popular in the U.S. for generations - canasta. The game swept across the Americas from Uruguay, through Latin America and into the U.S., where it became all the rage in the 1950s.Its basic rules and structure are similar to many social card...more
What has three players, two teams, 32 cards, three hands and 10 tricks?No, not the newest act in the traveling circus, but the German card game, Skat. Based on the three-player game of Tarock, or Tarot, and the four-player card game of Schafkopf, Skat is a game of wits, savvy and impeccable betting skills. History The name Skat refers to the two-card...more
If you like gambling, but not the risk that goes with it, you'd probably be comfortable and entertained by video poker or pai gow, which is a blend of traditional poker and an ancient Chinese tiles game.According to VideoPoker.com, there's no guesswork - and no need to don a poker face - when you play the video version of the card game. The pay table lets you know...more
You might have been on the lookout recently for a new card game to play, drawing friends and family together with a fun activity. Bridge could be the perfect solution to your game quandary. If you haven't heard of, nor know how to play bridge, we hope to deliver a clear set of guidelines to how the game is played. We will include some tips to give you an edge in the...more
While kids are spending more and more time indoors, they don't have to stay glued to the TV for entertainment. Try teaching them how to play a few card games intended for kids. Playing cards is a fun way of teaching your children patience, basic math skills and good sportsmanship. Have your kids invite their friends over and teach them how to play these simple card...more
Are you someone who easily forgets names? Blanking out on someone's name can be extremely embarrassing, and it may be a sign that you need to work on your memory skills. Fortunately, improving your memory can be fun thanks to various online games designed to strengthen short- and long-term memory. These games are beneficial and entertaining, and in some cases, you might even...more
Some people prefer to go to tropical islands or mountain villas for vacations, but for certain thrill-seekers, the risk and reward of a casino is the rush they need. If it's your first time inside a casino, however, the confusing floor plans and lack of natural light - let alone the large amount of cash being thrown around - can be a bit intimidating.The trick to keeping your...more
The lottery is said to be a game of luck, but when you hear stories about individuals like Richard Lustig - seven-time lottery winner - you may wonder if they know the secret of how to win the lottery. In lotteries and keno games, the odds of victory are certainly stacked against you, but according to Lustig, there are ways of increasing your chances of winning.Lustig advises...more
While you may think that tarot cards are used to tell the future, that's not the case. These cards may be used by fortune tellers, but in reality they are meant to help connect you with your higher self. This is why many people use these cards to help them make important decisions about their futures that they are struggling with. There are many various tarot card...more
Cold weather might keep you indoors for much of this season, but that shouldn't stop you from having any fun. Invite your friends and family over this winter to play one of the most beloved dice games around - Yahtzee! But before you play, you might want to read up on some tips to give you a competitive advantage over them.Here are a few tips for Yahtzee and other dice games...more