Saturday, May 20, 2006


I'm a cribbage player. After you've played cribbage for a few years, it stops being about talent and starts being more about luck of the draw.

I also play Euchre, which requires cheating. In fact, Euchre comes from an old time word that means to bluff. I thought it was midwest vernacular for "gotta have a few beers in ya before you play," but that apparently is not the case.

And then I play Chess. Chess is one of the most difficult games in the world to play well. You can play, and you can even win a fair amount without knowing much; but to learn how to position everything in the right spot, especially in the face of someone else who knows exactly what they are doing, that is a true challenge, and in perfect keeping with the concept of sport.

And then I play backgammon, where Luck again can rule the roost. Fun though, and the Boy plays, sometimes.


Bellejar said...

I love Euchre, I have found it is a primarily a midwest game. I learned it from someone from Indiana. I am wondering where you came by it?

Steve said...

I was born in Michigan, and Michigan law mandates that all residents must know how to play.

How my mom and sister managed to get out of the state ignorant of how to play without getting caught it beyond me.

Actually, my pa (an Buckeye originally) taught me, and I honed my skills in the Air Force while in Korea.

Gramma said...

Excuse me? Your dad and I used to play Euchre. I quit playing. It's no fun to play a game you can't win.

Cassie said...

Ummm, I was two years old when we left Michigan, not sure how I was supposed to learn Euchre.