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Game Rules

Screwy Louis

Type: a rummy game Objective: have the most points Players: 2+ Partners: Yes (across if four players) Decks: 2 Rounds: 7 Jokers: Yes Wilds: 2, Joker Aces: Always high Point system: Canasta except: red 3 = 50, black 3 = 0, Jokers = 20 Deal seven cards Flip the first card into the discard pile. […]

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Odes

Did you know: Addictive Flowers

the tobacco plant has nicotine in its flowers? That’s one way to ensure its pollinators keep coming back.

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Odes

Ode to Praise

            Praise makes you feel special. It is beyond self-esteem for one does not need praise if they believe what they are doing is worthwhile. However, it brings a disproportionate amount of happiness to hear that what you do is appreciated. It helps to keep motivated and stay the course. It can be a vindicating […]

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Did you know: McGurk

the McGurk effect is the misperception of sounds because of the appearance of someone’s mouth? You think they are saying g when they are actually saying b.

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Game Rules

Arizona Rummy

Type: a rummy game (scilicet) Objective: Have the LEAST points. Alternate: go for as many points as you can because it is going that poorly. Players: 2+ Partners: No Decks: 2 Rounds: 10-11 Jokers: No Wilds: 2, and the number of cards in your hand (threes when three cards in hand, fours when four in […]

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Did you know: Astonishingly Big

Thunderclouds can be several times larger than mountains?

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Game Rules

Card Game Basics

Here is a new category of post I am trying out: How to play games. Since I have a fairly encyclopedic knowledge of game rules, and often have friends asking for refreshers/reminders/can-I-teach someone-else, let’s spread the joy! I am including some basic premises of playing card games here, and will be adding the how to […]

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Did you know: Water Vibes

we require vibrations in the water in our ears in order to hear anything?