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Card Games

For archive (Updated on February 14, 2019)

Bridge

  • 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.

Others

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)
  • Pinocle
  • Spades
  • Hearts
  • Soltaire (various versions)

Most Burmese are good at the following

  • Hna Set Ta Pauk (aka 21, Vinght-eun, Black Jack)
  • Hollywood
  • 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.

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