My Family Portrait

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by detroitdad, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Lucky boy!
     
  2. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Senior Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    We play Euchre in Guernsey too. But I wouldn't mind betting your rules are slightly different to ours, there always seems to be a different version wherever it is played.

    With us the Benny (joker) is high, then right bower, left bower, Ace etc.

    Cards are dealt in any combination of three or two to give a total of 5 cards and the top card on the deck is turned over.

    First round of bidding your first opponent can order you up with help or alone or pass, your partner can turn you down and go alone and then your second opponent has the same choices as the first. You (the dealer) then have the option of picking up either with help or alone or turning down the card (passing). On the second round of bidding your first opponent can make trumps alone or with help or pass. Your partner can then make trumps alone, with help or pass, the second opponent then has the same choice as the first. Finally you get the choice of making trumps either alone or with help or passing. No one is allowed to choose the suit of the recently turned down card. If you pass the cards are folded and the next player shuffles and deals.

    If Benny is turned up on the deal the dealer has to automatically make trumps without looking at his other cards and pick up the benny. Once the dealer has picked up the benny he can then look at his cards, discard one and then decide if they wish to go alone or with help.

    Play then continues. You have to follow what is lead if you can or you have reneged and forfeited the hand and the other team gets two points..

    If you have called trumps then you have to make at least three tricks or you are euchred and the other team gets two points. If you make three or four tricks that is a point, all five tricks is a march, two points. And a march when going alone is four points.
     
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  3. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Location:
    Ypsilanti, MI.
    Hosting a 50th birthday party poker celebration tonight. My birthday isn't until February 21st but tonight's as good as any night to celebrate.

    Starting stack for tonight. 14 of us total!

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  4. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Rules seem pretty much like ours, but we don't use a joker. And one thing we do here is if the dealer turns over a club, they have to pick it up.clubs are compulsory makes. Makes it very interesting!! Cheryl a friend I've known since high school is a very good player, she represents Chch in national champs. Actually 5 of the six of us that play, all met at high school. Quite cool actually.

    Russ
     
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  5. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Location:
    Ypsilanti, MI.
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Love the whisky!

    That meat could pass for meat roasted in a coffee rub... just saying! :happy:
     
  7. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    Nice! Have you ever tried to cash those Chips in in Vegas? Lol Mostly I play the one-arm bandits (slot machines) and draw poker. Mama needs a new pair of shoes. ;)
     
  8. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Id slot right into one of them tables.

    Russ
     
  9. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    Do you play for real money? Reminds me - I was playing the slot machines in las Vegas. At about 3 or 4 am, a group of musclebound men came in to empty the coins in the machines. They put heavy rubber wastebaskets down in front of every machine, and gave me five minutes to finish playing so they could empty my machine. Grrrr. Lol.
     
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  10. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    Havnt been to Vegas yet.......but it's on my bucket list!

    Russ
     
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  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Mine too. I love to gamble.:D
     
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  12. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    You guys would probably love it. It's like Disneyland for adults, but sparklier, and with alcohol. lol
     
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  13. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    That's my take as well, I'd fit right in there. :)

    Russ
     
  14. rascal

    rascal Senior Member

    I never picked you for a gambler? I love a bet on the horses, and roulette. Lol.

    Russ
     
  15. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to do the horses a lot (on-line). Its an addiction from when I was a kid. The races were all published in the daily newspaper and the results the next day (I think). I used to study the form and place imaginary bets and then tot up my winnings. I have only been to the races live once and that was in France many many tears ago, I won quite a lot of money at the time!

    I like roulette to but have never played in a casino, only on-line.
     
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