In the Cards

By: Mr. Wilson on May 12, 2009
Last night we had some friends over to play pitch (10-point). That got me started thinking about how people play different card games in different pockets of the country. And unlike differences in pop vs. soda usage, which tend to be regional, local differences in preferred card games seem to vary quite a bit down to the community level. When I think about card games that I identify with Lincoln, the first that comes to mind is 10-point pitch. That's probably because that's the game that dominates my family's gatherings. What other card games are associated with Lincoln or southeast Nebraska?


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West A Dad
May 12, 2009 at 12:26PM

My parents play pitch. 7,10,13 point.
My Mother-in-law plays bridge once a week and a lot of pinochle at home.

May 12, 2009 at 12:53PM

A buddy that I used to work with was part of a long standing group that played bridge weekly. An award-winning writer for the local rag was in that group as well.

May 12, 2009 at 1:49PM

I’m from a family that always plays euchre at reunions.  I wish more Nebraskans played it.

Mrs CU
May 13, 2009 at 8:55PM

King’s Korner
Crazy Rummy
Pitch, of course - have played 5 point, but it still confuses me.

May 13, 2009 at 10:01PM

MS Hearts, MS FreCell, MS Spider Solitaire…

Who needs real cards and real people?

Mr. T
May 14, 2009 at 12:23AM

Didn’t know you were advertising for MS now Fletch.

Seriously, you need to play Warhammer Online dude. That game is a lot of fun. I’ve got a couple toons on the Gorfang server with the forces of destruction.

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