Card Games

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Over the past few years I have tended to do short trips of 2 - 3 weeks and generally end up in Innamincka. Next year I am taking 6 months off and I am going to take my time and have a good look around.

In preparation I have been reading "The Grey Nomad's Guidebook" by Cindy and Jeremy Gough. They mention the evening drinks and card games with other Grey Nomads. I haven't played cards for years. When the kids were young and we had finally got them to bed we would have a few drinks and play cards until it got cool enough to go to bed (or hot enough). It was mostly Euchre, 500, 500 Rum and Sevens and sometimes Patience with a bit of Backgammon thrown in. What do people play now? Do they still play the same old games or is it Texas Holdem etc.?

Regards,
Bob
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 21:51

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 21:51
Hi Bob

We have played a few games of cards in several caravan parks, and
we find a lot of people like that Uno card game, it seems to bring out
the best or worst in the ladies, its amazing how a few drinks and when a bad hand is dealed to them,they start yelling and screaming
its all in good fun.

Cheers
Daza

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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:00

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:00
Bob,

We play 2 games, Frustration and May I

Helps pass the time and is fun at same time.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:16

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:16
Hi there, I found this site some time ago. It is American based but it will give you the rules of nearly all card games in existance.

GeeTee
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Follow Up By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:17

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 22:17
Oops ... forgot to post the link ! !

http://www.pagat.com/

Thats better !!
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Reply By: Member - Gaz@Gove (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:38

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:38
You got me thinking Bob.
Wondering if the book "According to Hoyle?" is still available, ours fell apart after settling a lot of arguments. Played a lot of cards with it close at hand. When we couldn't agree we just made up own rules.
Gaz
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Reply By: mowing - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:01

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 20:01
Bob, My mother in law is really good at cards... you can take her but do you think 6 months is enough?
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Follow Up By: richor - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:03

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:03
Tell her to send me a picture of her cards (or boat or 4wd).

Regards,
Bob
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Reply By: richor - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:15

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 20:15
Speaking of Mother in laws:-

Two men were in a pub. One says to his mate, "My MIL is an angel." His friend replies, "You're lucky. Mine is still alive."

Q: How do you stop your MIL from drowning?

A: Take your foot off her head.

A guy brings his dog into the vet and says, "Could you please cut my dog's tail off?" The vet examines the tail and says, "There is nothing wrong. Why would you want this done?" The man replies, "My MIL is coming to visit, and I don't want anything in the house to make her think that she is welcome!"

I picked my MIL up at the airport last night. Yeah, those airport lounges are so dark!

Q: Why do they bury mothers-in-law 18 feet down, when everyone else is buried 6 feet down?

A: Because, deep down, they really are very nice people.

Q: Why would you rather deal with a vicious dog than your mother-in-law?

A: A vicious dog eventually lets go!

My mother-in- law is so cross-eyed, that when she cries the tears roll down her back!

I think that is probably enough.

Regards,
Bob
PS I am quite fond of my Mother in Law
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Reply By: Jim from Best Off Road - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:14

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:14
Bob,

If you are a dedicated 500 player, nothing else will stimulate you.

It is the ONLY card game for thinking people.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: richor - Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:50

Thursday, Feb 21, 2008 at 21:50
It is a great game. Many years ago all the blokes at work would have a monthly card night. We would all bring different types of food and booze and have a fantastic time playing 500. There were about 8 of us so we would take turns playing or cooking etc.

In the pre television days we often played cards after tea when the dishes were all done. I suppose, apart from reading or listening to the wireless (if the batteries weren't flat), there wasn't much else to do.

Enough of nostalgia.

I am going to get my Hoyle's book out and see if I can re-teach myself a few games.

Regards,
Bob
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