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What is your attitude to card games and which one is your favourite?

Asked by leska (6points) July 19th, 2015

My boyfriend is addicted to card games. Everyday we spend a couple hours playing blackjack or poker. I want to be a great girlfriend and share his interests, but i don’t really like gambling. What would you suggest to play by myself for a start?

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whitenoise's avatar

You start by saying ‘my boyfriend is addicted’

May I suggest the dating game as a game you should pick up for yourself?
Addicted people you don’t need in your life.

And sorry to sound so harsh… I just have little tolerance for addicted people in my life. It is bad enough if you have a life long partner that becomes addicted. To start out a relationship with one is of another nature.

And… welcome to flutter.

Kardamom's avatar

I would rather watch paint dry than to play cards.

It sounds like maybe your boyfriend has a bit of a gambling problem.

Have you tried suggesting other activities to your boyfriend? If he balks or says he isn’t interested, you better prepare yourself for a life of this kind of activity. I’d die of boredom with someone like that.

ayodele_komolafe's avatar

Card games are great…. Especially if they’re just games with no gambllings involved…. I love whots!

tedibear's avatar

If you want to play cards, either alone or together, I suggest you look for “Hoyle’s Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games.” Card games can be fun, and they’re less expensive than video games. I grew up playing crazy eights, rummy, casino and euchre, as well as a variety of solitaire games.

If, however, your concern is about your boyfriend’s obsession, then you need a different kind of advice. A couple of hours a day may or may not be an addiction.

zenvelo's avatar

Big difference between gambling games and fun card games. Hearts, Spades, Bridge, Canasta, all fun and enjoyable, and they work the brain.

My favorite is cribbage.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, you can play poker without actually gambling. So what stakes do you play for?

Dutchess_III's avatar

And BTW, the phrase “I want to be a good girlfriend…_” makes me uncomfortable. Does this mean you will always be willing to put your own interest and desires ins second place, behind his?

talljasperman's avatar

Rummy is fun.

flutherother's avatar

@zenvelo My favourite is cribbage too. I used to play it with my grandfather when I was very young.

keobooks's avatar

I was big into spades when I was in my 20s. I’d play it all the time. I got into euchre and hearts too.

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