Strategies & Tips Archive

Mille is not your typical rummy game. It’s more akin to a 2-player version of Canasta. And like Canasta, it’s often played for stakes. So if you’re going to play, it’s a good idea to know what you’re doing, and employ a solid strategy to increase your odds of winning. Before we continue, unless...
Coup is a fascinating game in many ways. It’s fast (average 15 minutes), accommodates 2 to 6 players, and often rewards the player with the strongest skills at deception. You can’t cheat, obviously, but you can lie and bluff your way to ultimate supremacy. You’ll need a good poker face and an absorbent memory...
Coup is a fantastic game of power and deception. The commercial version can be purchased for $10 and up, depending on the edition of choice. Or, you can save some cash, and instead use a standard deck of cards to play Coup. All you have to do is apply specific card ranks to each...
Honestly, I probably shouldn’t be writing this page. Sure, there are some effective ways to increase your odds of winning Creights. There are specific opportunities to watch out for – cards to love and loathe – tactful maneuvers to better destroy your opponents. But that isn’t what the game of Creights is about! Well,...
Literature isn’t your typical adult, group-play card game. Comparable to the classic children’s game of Go Fish, the rules are much more complex. A good Literature (Canadian Fish) strategy takes time and inherent skills to master. Unless playing in a purely casual setting, it’s not the best game choice for everyone. Before I get...
You know the rules of Rummy 500 (aka 500 Rummy). You’ve got a little experience under your belt. Now, you want to know how to win. Rummy 500 is a simple game to learn, but not so easy to master. Our goal today is to give you enough strategy tips to help increase your...
For the most part, Canadian Salad is a game of chance. There are anywhere from 6 to 12 rounds of play, each with more than enough opportunities to fall behind in the count—especially the last round, where 500+ penalty points will be served. However, as with most games of chance, there are some tactics...
Immensely popular through parts of Canada, the US, and various countries around the world, King Pedro is played in groups, tournaments, and is widely available online. Prior to the breakout of Hearts in the early to mid 1900s, it was actually considered one of the best skill games of the last century. King Pedro...
Hola is one of a unique variety of trick-catching card games known as “Ace-10” games. That classification comes from the fact that capturing Aces and 10s is the only way to score points and win. It’s a fun game to play, a fairly easy game to learn, and not a very difficult one to...
There are two basic ways to play the game of 200. You can play for fun, or you can play to win. Using the right tactics will definitely elevate your chance of winning. This article assumes you already have common knowledge of the games rules. If not, be sure to give these pages a...