Print Story Christmas time is here.
By gzt (Tue Dec 28, 2010 at 05:40:49 PM EST) gzt, non-controversial, vaccines, skat, piquet, cards, aubrey, maturin, boat books (all tags)
I had a decent Christmas.

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Print Story more talk about card games
By gzt (Thu Dec 02, 2010 at 05:21:38 PM EST) gzt, card games, piquet, aubrey, maturin, klabberjass (all tags)
I think I may have changed my mind about having ecarte in the stable of games for the wifing unit and I to play.

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Print Story poking around the French
By gzt (Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 04:25:55 PM EST) gzt, ecarte, piquet, cards, ups, ffs, metropolitan, icon (all tags)
I poked around google in French to try to get more information on piquet, but eventually found my best resource was in English, Cavendish's treatise on the game.

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Print Story Piquet, Écarté, Schnapsen
By gzt (Mon Nov 29, 2010 at 02:11:50 PM EST) gzt, piquet, cards, gaming, stuff, things, travel, trains, training (all tags)
So I was looking for 2-player card games for the wifing unit and I to learn, and I think those are the ones I've settled on. One thing that makes it easier is that the first two use the same 32-card deck.

We got a bunch of suggestions from the book of faces when I asked about 2-player card games, but I figure I'll solicit for more here. I didn't like a bunch of the ones on the book of faces for a variety of reasons (for some reason, I don't like rummy-type melding games, I like trick-taking games), though a few are great and quite suitable for our purposes.

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