Strategies & Tips Archive

This strategy for Yahtzee will help you win (almost) every game! Everyone knows using a proper strategy is the best way to win casino games like blackjack and video poker. Pairing up with an expert partner in Bridge, Cribbage or Euchre will increase your longevity in tournaments. But there’s no good strategy for Yahtzee…...
What playing family card games when growing up taught me about gambling today. If I told you I learned how to properly manage a gambling bankroll by the time I was 10, you’d probably think I was crazy. Or that my parents were irresponsible. Or at the least that I was a miscreant underage...
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...
Tips and hints for winning the card game 31 (Scat). 31 (aka Scat) is a very simple turn-based 3-card game that can accommodate a wide range of players. It’s so easy to play, children all over North America have been enjoying it for years (minus the usual coin-betting aspect). It’s not all about luck...
Tips and strategies to win Yukon with a Partner. Although Yukon is a rather unique card game when compared to other trick-taking titles, the strategies required to edge out your opponents aren’t much different. Taking care of trumps, paying close attention to what has been played and by whom, and making sure to collect...
How DIY lovers can build your own Cribbage Board. Do you absolutely love the game of Cribbage? Did you break or misplace your board, and need a new one fast? Maybe you just want a simple woodworking project to tweak your building skills. Whatever the reason, building a cribbage board couldn’t be easier. The...
Mitaine is not your typical card game, nor does it call for your typical tactics. It falls more into the genre of fishing games than the more common melding, shedding and trick-catching varieties popular across Canada. And yet, strategically speaking, there are a lot more advantages players can gain by considering all the right...
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...