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July 9th, 2003
11:50 pm


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Foundation has spoilt me for life.

Anyone have any ideas for card games for the following that won't drive me insane?

6 - 8 people
All bar one foreign
English lad very laddish and quite happy to cheat if not kept an eye on
No previous concept of trumps, or following suit, or a trick taking game...

I have them playing knockout whist at the moment, just, maybe I'll teach them that old stalwart sh*thead...

Anyone for dopplekoft?

Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated

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Date:July 9th, 2003 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Date:July 10th, 2003 01:09 am (UTC)
Bah. Cheating at cards gets on my nerves :-/

Contract whist?
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Date:July 10th, 2003 08:58 am (UTC)
I think not, at least not yet - half the cheating at knockout whist was from a lack of comprehension of following suit (maybe I can't explain things as clearly as I'd like) so I'm not sure they're ready for the heady heights of contract whist

But I would like to know the running order of it if only for my own information...
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Date:July 10th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
Simple. Suits rotate in the order HCDS, you start at whatever number you like (modulo there only being 52 cards in the deck), go down to 1, have the three extra hands: Blind (trump as per the usual rotation), No-Trump, and Miserre (everyone has bid 0, trump as per the usual rotation), then back up from 1 to whatever number you started with.
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Date:July 10th, 2003 04:57 am (UTC)
Mao... it has the advantage that you don't have to explain any rules...
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