For archive (Updated on February 14, 2019)
- It is an intellectually stimulating Card Game played by four people with a deck of cards.
- Bidding is an important part of the game. There are several Bidding Conventions in use.
- My cousin brothers and their friends used to play Bridge on selected weekends.
- For some time, I played Bridge with my uncle and two cousin brothers.
- At most Senior Centers, the members play Bridge.
- U Khin Maung Oo (Ivan Lee, M69) plays competitive Bridge. He earned a Life time Gold in Bridge.
During our younger days, our cousin brother taught us some Card games that he learned in the US. They include
- Canasta (played with two decks)
- Soltaire (various versions)
Most Burmese are good at the following
- Hna Set Ta Pauk (aka 21, Vinght-eun, Black Jack)
- Koe Mee (each player is dealt three cards)
- Bu gyee (each player is dealth five cards)
- Poker (various flavors)
- Ta Chutt Hmauk (aka Show)
Casinos have their own rules for the Card Games.
There are several software packages for playing Card Games. I used to spend a lot of time playing the “Daily Challenge” which consists of five Soltaire games with varying difficulty (easy, medium, hard). After a month’s play, I would end up having Badges (Perfect, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Bronze) depending on the points that I won.
I gave up the habit, and substituted with composing and editing posts.