Tag Archives: Card games


Mao (card game)

Background: The informant first learned this game at a boy scout camp and has continued to play with his friends and introduce other people to the game. He likes it because you get to mess with people if you know how to play it, having insider knowledge. KD: Mao is a card game that the… Continue Reading »

Euchre – Midwestern Card Game

Informant’s Background: My informant, JA, is a undergraduate student at the University of Southern California. He moved from his family home in Arizona to attend college in Los Angeles. His family is of German ancestry. Context: I (AT) am a close friend of JA, and he comes over to hang out at my apartment often…. Continue Reading »

Iranian Gin Rummy

Main description: AB: “Are there any other Iranian card games you can tell me about that are special to you?” DB: “I don’t know. Um. I guess there’s one called Ramee, it’s like the Iranian version of gin rummy. Play it a lot at family reunions with the extended family.” AB: “How is it different… Continue Reading »

How to Play The Game Slap Jack

Informant: So the goal of the game is to get the full deck in your hand. The game starts with the stack of 52 standard cards being split into equal piles for the number of players sitting around the table. No one is allowed to look at their cards. The dealer who split the stack,… Continue Reading »