Card Games Archive

Compilation of official Euchre Clubs in Ontario, Canada. If you’ve ever spent an entire, frenzied evening partaking in a game of Euchre, you understand why this card game is so indubitably popular in Canada. It’s one of those games that, once you start playing, it’s hard to stop. The highest concentration of player groups...
List of Lower Mainland B.C. Canada Euchre clubs. Euchre is one of those card games that’s spent centuries being handed down from generation to generation. It’s incredibly popular in Great Britain, where it originated, but also commands a strong following throughout much of Canada. Here in British Columbia, there are several concentrations of Euchre...
US and Canadian tournament schedule for Skat players. Each year, American and Canadian Skat leagues make their way across the continent to compete in a series of major tournaments, including the 5th US Open Championship that wrapped up in Florida last month. Congratulations to Texas native and ISPA USA Vice President Jim Leissner for...
Learn how and where to join a local Canadian Skat club. Before I began researching and authoring a complete Skat section for the website a few weeks ago, I honestly had no idea just how popular this card game was in Canada. I’d played it before. I knew it was a German favorite. But...
How to play Skat with a pot, baseline bets, or a per-point betting system. Skat is an extremely entertaining game. It’s been enjoyed by players of all ages throughout many countries of the world. As with all games, our competitive human nature is a strong motivation for winning. But it doesn’t have to be...
Reviewing the top Skat game app for iOS and Android devices. I have to admit, Skat isn’t a game I was super familiar with until just recently. I had dabbled with it in the past, but it wasn’t until I began writing this segment on Skat just a few weeks ago that I really...
Skat Tips & Hints: Bidding and game play considerations. Skat isn’t the type of game where you can lay out a straight-forward strategy and stick to your guns. It’s not like blackjack, where the numbers on each visible card determines every move you make. If it were, it would be so much easier! But...
Take your Skat game to a whole new level with these divergent rule variations. So far in our recent series on how to play Skat, we’ve covered a lot of ground. We started with the official rules of the game, as upheld by the German Skat Federation and International Skat Players Association (ISPA). We’ve...
Popular variations of Skat played in Canada and elsewhere. The rules of Skat are complicated enough without convolution. If you’ve just recently learn to play the game, I wouldn’t recommend throwing additional rules into the procedure. But for those who’ve been playing for years, it can be fun to mix things up a bit....
History of Skat from 19th century Germany to modern day Canada. Skat, like so many card games of our day, originated far across the ocean in Europe centuries ago. In that regard, it’s actually one of the younger card games to spread across the globe. Skat just recently celebrated its 200th birthday (although the...