Thursday, April 23, 2009

Best Two-Person Card Games

What are the best card games for two players? Here's a list at Hubpages

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to Play Santase

Santase is two-person card game similar to 66. The game is most commonly played in Eastern Europe, in particular, Bulgaria. 

You can learn how to play with these Santase rules.

Checkers: Making Multiple Captures

Question: I was playing checkers with an opponent online and I had two capturing moves available. The first was a straight line diagonal jump of two pieces. The second was a single jump of one piece.


The online edition of the game allowed me to jump one piece of the straight line possible double capture and stop there instead of taking the second capture and use my other piece to jump a different piece of my opponents. I still only captured two pieces of my opponents.


She protested saying it was an illegal move, however the game allowed me to make the move.


What are the rules pertaining to making a double capture with two different pieces of mine rather than choose to do a double capture with the one piece?


Your advice would be appreciated.

Answer: From what you describe it seems to me that there was a flaw in the game program. Under normal rules you can only move one piece each turn. And if you are jumping and capturing pieces, you must continue and make all available captures. You can't stop part of the way through.

Another Hard-to-Score Crib Hand

Question: I got a hand with 4 -5's and an ace and I want to know how much it is? Scorning charts never give these kinds of answer.

Answer: This hand is worth 20 points. With the 4 5's you score 12 points since there are 6 different pair combinations. Then you can score another 8 points since there are 4 ways to make 15 using the fives.

One way to use the scoring chart to calculate it is by using a similar hand. For example, 5555T is worth 28 points, according to the chart. Then you can subtract 8 points for the 4 sets of 15 that count with the ten.

How Many Squares Are On a Checkerboard?

I have a puzzle for you:

A standard 8x8 checkerboard has 64 individual squares. But how many more squares can you find?

Well, in addition to the 64 single squares you can also find 49 2x2 squares, 36 3x3 squares, 25 4x4 squares, 16 5x5 squares, 9 6x6 squares, 4 7x7 squares and of course 1 8x8 square (the whole gameboard).

So the answer is 204.