Strategies & Tips Archive

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...
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...
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...
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...