Monday, June 8, 2009

quicko: euchre

After having failed miserably at finding Bostonians or Californians who could handle a euchre deck properly, I come to the other side of the planet and discover Upside-Downers who know a renege from a bad play, a right bower from a left, and when to throw their cards in after a stopper, even if they're a wee bit unsure of that milking the cow thing. Which leaves me convinced it is a Midwestern game at heart, but surprisingly well adapted to life down under. We're out of the barn, guys, we've won!!

2 comments:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

I've never played euchre, but you seem to be describing the game we would call "500". Or is that a different game altogether?

KIM said...

I'm not sure ... do you refer to the jack of trump as the right bower and the jack of the same color suit as the jack of trump as the left bower and those are the two highest cards? If so, probably ...