--Index to All Games--
Game Selection Chart
--- Domino Games ---
42 family --
42 -- the “national game” of Texas! A great trick-taking game played with Dominoes.
The Big Game -- sophisticated 42 variant for 4 players with 11 tricks and more counters
42 Variations -- 42 variations for larger groups
Moon -- a 42 variation for 3 players
Partnership Moon -- Moon for 4
Domino Euchre -- our ancestors played Euchre with dominoes ... here’s how
Call-Ace Euchre -- fun variant of Domino Euchre
11 Point Black Tile -- Hearts played with dominoes
Domino Cubano -- national game of Cuba -- easy to learn but deep
--- Card Games ---
Bezique family --
Marjolet -- an elegant one-deck Bezique game for two from southwestern France
Marjolette -- a better one-deck Bezique
Bezique -- one of the great overlooked card games for two
Polish Bezique -- Bezique with a twist -- you can only meld what you win in tricks
Rubicon Bezique -- classic Bezique -- with a more-challenging 4 card decks
Chinese Bezique -- Bezique on steroids with 6 card decks
Zetema -- unique lost game of the 1880s, a cross between rummy and Bezique.
Trick-taking games --
Jo-Jotte -- a sophisticated, Bridge-like game for two
Klobber-Nuggie -- our own simplified Jo-Jotte, fast and fun
Quinto -- elegant and unusual trick-taking game for 4
Yukon -- from the 1898 Gold Rush, an oddly fun trick-taking game for 4
Pip-Pip! -- boisterous fun for for mixed groups
Euchre -- most popular partnership game in the 19th century
Trick Avoidance games:
Polignac -- quick hands, fast fun
Slobberhannes -- fun twist on Polignac
Short Hearts -- faster version of Hearts
Gin rummies --
Oklahoma Gin -- the standard Gin Rummy rules
Sequence Gin --a Gin variant in which you can only make sequences (no sets)
Skarney Gin -- adds another meld to Gin, plus you can’t discard!
Colonel -- Gin with non-scoring melds played to the table. An intriguing Gin variant.
Scoring rummies --
Fortune Rummy -- fun scoring rummy from the 1930s and 1940s
Arlington (Oklahoma Rummy) -- probably the most popular scoring rummy
Evanston -- our own highly playable scoring rummy
500 and Persian Rummy -- popular scoring rummy in the Midwest. One of the best.
Skarney -- a unique rummy variation for two
Iceberg -- a high scoring, exciting rummy for two or more
--- Board Games ---
Ringo -- fun in-the-round variant on checkers
Teeko -- board game played by Hollywood stars in the 1950s
Camelot and Cam -- very popular in the 1930s, yet unknown today
--- Dice Games ---
Cubilete -- national game of Cuba. Fast, fun. One of the best dice games.
Farkle -- from the middles ages yet great fun even today.
More dice games here.