Solo two deck card games
May 25, 2004 7:03 PM Subscribe
Solo two-deck card games: what are these games called?
posted by pomegranate to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
a) Cards are distributed in four rows, eight across. (Remaining cards are the pull deck.) Any pairs are discarded. Object of the game is to get a row each of each suite from A-8.
b) Start with a row of seven cards. Second row is three cards, pull deck, then three more cards. Keep putting all the cards down on the original rows unless they go in the pull deck. The pull deck is bonuses made from Aces you find in the set-up or any cards with a number corresponding to their place in the row. (i.e. if there were a deuce in the second space, first row, or a four in the fourth place, first row.) Object of the game is to construct full suites from the pull deck and the cards in the rows.
My 85 year old grandmother plays both of these games (very skillfully) while drinking her cocktail every evening, but her age-induced aphasia has caused her to forget the names. It's making her nuts. Any thoughts? Or anyplace I can look?