Monday, April 03, 2006

Keep it chaotic

Euchre QOD: “Disorder is deceiving”

Euchre Haiku:
Cards are confusing
But don’t put them in order
It’s easy to spot

Euchre Palaver
“Slough” – This is when a player can not follow suit and plays a non-trump card. Also known as a discard. When trump is played in these situations it’s called “ruffing”.

Savvy Strategies
When you are playing euchre you will be tempted to sort your cards. But don’t do it. A crafty player will watch you and can often get a clue as to the distribution of your cards. Your best bet is to just get good at euchre and play without sorting your cards.

And if you want to be a crafty player, watch your opponents when they pick up their cards. People invariably sort the cards the same way. If you can spot where they put their trump and which cards they pull out of their hands, you can get a great idea about what is actually in their hand.

Bottom line: Don’t sort those cards!!

Euchre on the Web
Some euchre trivia posted here. These are pretty basic and in my league you can score up to 13 points (a loner when you have 9 points). I have no idea what they mean by The Hoyle Theory. I know Hoyle is the bible of card rules but how it applies to a card strategy…hmmm. I’ll look into it.

More alternative euchre variants here. I guess you can choose some of these to “mix it up” a bit.

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