In January, I got my business successfully running, paid off and closed a bunch of personal credit cards, and began making a decent amount of money. Now I'm in a place to start opening credit cards and rebuilding my credit. Last time I looked (10 years ago), there were ways to open new credit card accounts, and as long as you were responsible about always paying off all of your balances at the end of every month, you could get bunches of free flights and bonuses and things. I recall people who played with new account bonuses as a relatively lucrative game. Is this still a thing? Is it worth the time?
posted by sirion
on Apr 2, 2014 -
Dominion (the card game) doesn't seem like it's ever likely to come out for iOS. What are some alternative iPhone games that riff on Dominion style play that are can be played thru game center and are turn based (able to take hours to make a turn.) Thanks!
posted by Brent Parker
on Apr 9, 2013 -
There is an obscure (to the US) card game I love: Eighty Points
, and its simpler brother Forty Points
. It's a partnered trick taking game, and feels a little like Bridge
. However, it requires four (or six, though I've never played that variant) people to spend many hours together, kind of like a DnD campaign. How do I recruit people for this game? [more inside]
posted by ethidda
on Nov 6, 2012 -
I need to name my kitten after a term in (contract) bridge or something card-related. I feel like I've exhausted most options... [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy
on Oct 24, 2012 -
My SO and I really enjoy playing a two-player card game called Jambo
. If you are familiar with this game, what other two-player game would you recommend that a Jambo
player would enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only.
Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
posted by SollosQ
on May 4, 2011 -
The girlfriend and I are going to Hawaii in a few weeks and have a 10 hour flight. I'm looking for a fun, nerdy card game to bring with us to kill some of that time, something that would be fun for two people. We both like the Fluxx variants, but they tend to spread out which seems inconvenient for the plane. Also probably things that require shouting or slapping (a la Spoons) would be bad. Bonus points if it's readily available at The Compleat Strategist in NYC.
posted by edbles
on Feb 3, 2011 -
On a nostalgia kick I de-mothballed the PS2 and picked up a used copy of Half-Life. I was halfway through the game yesterday when I lost power. I was quicksaving frequently--practically every room (wussy, I know).
Mystery: The saved game is still there--but it isn't. [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Does anyone know of a tactical card game (Dominion, Magic the Gathering, etc) which may be suited to a long plane flight? [more inside]
posted by ceberon
on Mar 14, 2010 -
What are some of the best custom decks you've used in Dominion
, and why? Feel free to suggest combos from the original as well as the two expansions. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 28, 2010 -
My twin nephews love to collect Pokemon cards, but are too young to really get the rules. [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars
on Dec 28, 2009 -
A couple sitting next to me on a plane were playing a fast two person card game that looked fun. I asked what it was called and they told me it was "Bomb City". Possibly I heard the name wrong. I figured I could easily look it up online and get the rules. No such luck. Does anyone know the rules for "Bomb City"? It was a two person game ( possibly more - I dont' know ), played with a deck of standard playing cards including jokers. I think each person started with three piles of two cards in front of them with the top one frace up. Each game seemed to take 5 or 10 minutes.
Thanks in advance.
posted by metadave
on Oct 31, 2009 -
We're trying to find the rules for a Lord of the Rings themed playing card game, and we can remember about 90% of the rules. [more inside]
posted by spiderskull
on Jul 20, 2009 -
In the movie version of The Handmaid's Tale, Richardson and Duvall play an aggressive card game against each other that involves slapping cards down in a common pile. [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi
on Mar 7, 2009 -
SciFiFilter: I'm not usually a fan of SciFi, and yet I loved Ender's Game. Where to next? [more inside]
posted by jeffderek
on Jan 26, 2009 -
If someone wanted to start out playing the Pokemon trading card game with their 7 year old kid, what is the minimal optimal current per-person set of purchases required to be able to have an interesting and enjoyable time?
posted by felix
on Jan 2, 2009 -
SO... what good cards have been released for Magic: the Gathering since ~Ravnica Block? Have not really played in a while, nor kept track of the cards, need a sort of briefing on the state of magic. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007
on Jan 1, 2009 -
What do I do with thousands upon thousands of collectible trading card game cards? (Mostly from the Star Trek TCG.) [more inside]
posted by lou
on Dec 28, 2008 -
Rules of a card game: This very simple but addictive game we used to know as "The" - These are the rules i seem to remember but can anyone clarify/add to these?
its a game of control where you must get rid of your cards to win... [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I would like to learn to play the card game bridge. What is the best website or software providing, preferably a free, interactive beginners bridge instruction. Thanks.
posted by rabbus
on Apr 27, 2005 -
Can anyone tell me where to find the origin of and definitive rules for the traditional American card game The King of Hearts Has Five Sons
, mentioned in the article Deduction Games
in the December 2000 issue of The Games Journal
? [more inside]
posted by rwhe
on Mar 20, 2005 -