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 42 Family --
  
42
   The Big Game
   42 Variations
   Moon
   Partner Moon

 More Dominoes --
   Domino Euchre
   11 Point Black Tile
   Domino Cubano
   Cubilete (dice)

 Bezique Family --
   Marjolet
   Bezique & variants
   Zetema

 Trick-taking --
   Jo-Jotte
   Klobber-Nuggie
   Quinto
   Yukon
   Pip-Pip!
   Trick avoidance

 Rummies --
   Gin Rummies
   Skarney Gin
   Scoring Rummies
   Evanston
   500 Rummy
   Skarney

 Board Games --
   Ringo
   Teeko
   Camelot
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Cards And Dominoes

Rules for unique games you won’t find elsewhere!

-- Best
  BOARD
  Games --

-- Best CARD Games for 2 --

-- Best CARD Games for Partnerships--

Trick-taking:

Jo-Jotte

Melding:

Marjolet, Bezique

Rummy:

Iceberg

Gin:

Skarney Gin

Historic:

Zetema

Trick-taking:

Quinto

Rummy:

Skarney

Historic:

Yukon

     Ringo

     Teeko

     Camelot

       --Games I Invented--

 Evanston -- high-scoring rummy
 The Big Game -- Texas 42 writ large
 Marjolette -- elegant two-hander
 Klobber-Nuggie -- tricks for two
 Sequence Gin -- Gin without sets

-- Best DOMINO Games --

-- Best Group Games --

Trick-taking:

The Big Game, 42

Historic:

Domino Euchre

For Three:

Moon

Cubilete (dice)

Fortune Rummy (cards)

             --Unique to this site--

 Pip-Pip! -- fun for mixed groups
 Iceberg -- unique scoring Rummy
 The Big Game -- Texas 42 writ large
 42 Variations -- all 42 variations
 Marjolet -- elegant single-deck Bezique
 Marjolette -- a better single-deck Bezique
 Jo-Jotte -- Bridge-like game for two
 Klobber-Nuggie -- a simpler Jo-Jotte
 Skarney -- scoring contract Rummy
 Skarney Gin -- Gin without discards
 Colonel -- Gin wiith table melds
 Sequence Gin -- Gin without sets
 Yukon -- from the 1898 gold rush
 Quinto -- elegant partnership trick-taking game
 Domino Euchre -- Euchre with dominoes
 Domino Call-Ace Euchre -- variant
 Evanston -- our own high-scoring Rummy
 Fortune Rummy -- forgotten scoring Rummy
 Teeko -- played by Hollywood in the 1950s
 Ringo -- similar to in-the-round checkers

         --Cuban Games--
 
 
Cubilete -- great Cuban dice game
 Domino Cubano -- 9-9 partnership tiles

       --Scarne’s Games--

 Skarney --  scoring contract Rummy
 Skarney Gin -- Gin without discards
 Skarney dice -- improved dice games
 Teeko -- lost board game from the 1950s

         --More --

 
Dice games!
 Best game books
 Download FREE game books
 Print game boards!
 Great gamesters’ bios
 Tons more...

 

--Index to All Games--
 
Domino games
Card games
Board games
Dice games
Game Selection Chart


--- Domino Games ---

42 family --

42 -- the “national game” of Texas!  A great trick-taking game played with Dominoes.
The Big Game -- sophisticated 42 variant for 4 players with 11 tricks and more counters
42 Variations -- 42 variations for larger groups
Moon -- a 42 variation for 3 players
Partnership Moon -- Moon for 4


Others --

Domino Euchre -- our ancestors played Euchre with dominoes ... here’s how
Call-Ace Euchre -- fun variant of Domino Euchre
11 Point Black Tile -- Hearts played with dominoes
Domino Cubano -- national game of Cuba -- easy to learn but deep


--- Card Games ---

Bezique family --


Marjolet --  an elegant one-deck Bezique game for two from southwestern France
Marjolette -- a better one-deck Bezique
Bezique -- one of the great overlooked card games for two
Polish Bezique -- Bezique with a twist -- you can only meld what you win in tricks
Rubicon Bezique -- classic Bezique -- with a more-challenging 4 card decks
Chinese Bezique -- Bezique on steroids with 6 card decks
Zetema -- unique lost game of the 1880s, a cross between rummy and Bezique.


Trick-taking games --

Jo-Jotte -- a sophisticated, Bridge-like game for two
Klobber-Nuggie -- our own simplified Jo-Jotte, fast and fun
Quinto -- elegant and unusual trick-taking game for 4
Yukon -- from the 1898 Gold Rush, an oddly fun trick-taking game for 4
Pip-Pip! -- boisterous fun for for mixed groups
Euchre -- most popular partnership game in the 19th century

Trick Avoidance games:

Polignac -- quick hands, fast fun
Slobberhannes -- fun twist on Polignac
Short Hearts -- faster version of Hearts

Gin rummies --

Oklahoma Gin -- the standard Gin Rummy rules
Sequence Gin --a Gin variant in which you can only make sequences (no sets)
Skarney Gin --
adds another meld to Gin, plus you can’t discard!
Colonel -- Gin with non-scoring melds played to the table. An intriguing Gin variant.


Scoring rummies --

Fortune Rummy -- fun scoring rummy from the 1930s and 1940s
Arlington (Oklahoma Rummy) -- probably the most popular scoring rummy
Evanston -- our own highly playable scoring rummy
500 and Persian Rummy -- popular scoring rummy in the Midwest. One of the best.
Skarney -- a unique rummy variation for two
Iceberg -- a high scoring, exciting rummy for two or more


--- Board Games ---

Ringo -- fun in-the-round variant on checkers
Teeko -- board game played by Hollywood stars in the 1950s
Camelot and Cam -- very popular in the 1930s, yet unknown today


--- Dice Games ---

Cubilete -- national game of Cuba. Fast, fun. One of the best dice games.
Farkle -- from the middles ages yet great fun even today.
More dice games here.

Kem_Ace02

The first plastic playing cards were from Kem, dated 1935. The woman glancing hard to her left is an iconic image from the 30’s.

Skarney

Has Moved --   Click HERE for Skarney

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