Monthly Archive:: April 2018

Hearts is not your typical card game. Like many trick-based card games, it has everything to do with capturing tricks. But in this game, you want to capture the least tricks – especially the least number of hearts, and never the Queen of Spades! Like most card games, there are some inherent strategies you...
Hearts is one of the top five most popular card games in Canada, and among the most widely played throughout the world. It is a trick-catching game, but not like most in its genre. There is no trump to play to, and the idea is not to catch tricks, but to avoid them –...
Hearts is one of the world’s most well known card games. Even if you didn’t grow up playing it, you’ve surely heard of it. An immensely fun card game, Hearts rules are exactly opposite of most trick-catching games. The object is not to catch as many tricks as you can, but as few –...
9-5-2, or the Canadian version of Sergeant Major (known as 8-5-3 in Europe), is an extremely popular, 3-handed card game. It’s played by gamers of all ages, from the western reaches of the Yukon Territory, to the eastern shores of Newfoundland and Labrador. Those who grew up playing the game – which accounts for...
Unlike most of today’s most popular Canadian card games, Sergeant Major, or 9-5-2 as we call it, doesn’t have a specific history. The only thing that is truly known about the game – or at least very widely believed – is that it originated with the British military. There’s not even a time frame...
Sergeant Major, or 9-5-2 as it’s commonly known in Canada, is a trick-catching card game that’s especially popular in many parts of the Great White North. The game’s formal title comes from its immense popularity among the British Royal Air Force. However, their version goes by 8-5-3 rules. Today, we’ll discuss how to play...
Cribbage is one of the most beloved card games in the world, especially here in Canada. Traditionally, we play by Canadian Doubles Cribbage rules, wherein four players team up in dual partnerships, each competing to be the first to achieve 121 points. The game is so popular that many of its most avid fans...
For avid fans of the game, the history of Cribbage is fascinating. It dates back over 400 years, to a time when card games were just evolving. Like most games of today, Cribbage has an ancestral background, linking to the origins of similar titles. Unlike most, however, historians believe they know exactly who invented...
Cribbage is an old-fashion card and board game played in many regions of the world. Here in the Great White North, we do things a little differently. By the most common Canadian Doubles Cribbage rules, every hand gets a bit more interesting, and trusting your partner’s intuition is everything. How to Play Cribbage in...
Anyone can learn to play Euchre. There are some complexities to the rules, but it doesn’t take long to understand them. So long as you have 4 players with basic knowledge, it’s an incredibly fun way to pass the time. But playing the game, and winning the game, are two very different things. You’ll...