Last week we kicked off the Party season with tips to help you plan and host a Diwali get together like a pro ! Today we are sharing with you fun Card games that will add life to your party. While we always represent the best of the best we also use the best products we can find . So for our parties we always recommend using 61c playing cards.
These gold gilded cards are beautifully designed and make you feel like Royalty or like the Gods ! Legend has it that Goddess Parvati was playing dice with her husband Lord Shiva on Diwali and enjoyed herself so much that she declared, whoever would gamble on Diwali night, would remain prosperous throughout the year!
Since then, we always find that playing cards are a part of our Diwali celebrations even if we are not serious gamblers !
Teen Pati is one of the most popular games on Diwali night there are other ( more interesting card games) that we can play as well –
BlackJack : Blackjack, also known as twenty-one, is a comparing card game between a player and dealer.It is played with one or more decks of 52 cards. The object of the game is to “beat the dealer”, which can be done in a number of ways:
- Get 21 points on your first two cards (called a blackjack), without a dealer blackjack;
- Reach a final score higher than the dealer without exceeding 21; or
- Let the dealer draw additional cards until his hand exceeds 21.
The player or players are dealt an initial two-card hand and add together the value of their cards. Face cards (kings, queens, and jacks) are counted as ten points. A player and the dealer can count his or her own ace as 1 point or 11 points.
All other cards are counted as the numeric value shown on the card. After receiving their initial two cards, players have the option of getting a “hit”, or taking an additional card. In a given round, the player or the dealer wins by having a score of 21 or by having the highest score that is less than 21. Scoring higher than 21 (called “busting” or “going bust”) results in a loss.
A player may win by having any final score equal to or less than 21 if the dealer busts. If a player holds an ace valued as 11, the hand is called “soft”, meaning that the player cannot go bust by taking an additional card; otherwise, the hand is “hard”.
The dealer has to take hits until his or her cards total 17 or more points. (In some casinos, the dealer also hits on a “soft” 17—e.g., an initial ace and six.) Players win if they do not bust and have a total that is higher than the dealer’s. The dealer loses if he or she busts or has a lesser hand than the player who has not busted. If the player and dealer have the same point total, this is called a “push”, and the player typically does not win or lose money on that hand.
Muflis: While in the original Teen Patti game, the highest card owner wins, if you follow the Muflis version, it’s the opposite. Here, a person with the lowest cards, and not the highest, walks away with the moolah.
AK47: In this variation, the ace, king, 4 and 7 become the jokers. If a player has any of these cards, they can be used as a substitute for a missing colour or number to make a competitive sequence.
Matha: In Matha, each player gets just one card. Without seeing the card, you have to put it on top of your forehead (matha), in such a way, that all other players can view your card. Then you look at everyone’s cards, and take a guess if your card is lower or higher. The unpredictability of this game makes it a thoroughly enjoyable affair!
1942 A Love Story: As in the name of the game, here 1, 9, 4, 2 are all jokers. The catch — you can’t speak in English during this game! You have to do all your dealings in Hindi, else you’ll be out!
Discard one: Four cards, instead of the usual number of three, are dealt in this variation. You have to keep in mind that you have to retain the best three in your hand to play. As the name suggests, you have to discard one.
Lallan Kallan: In your pack of three cards, the odd colour out will be the joker. For example, if you have two red cards and one black card, the ‘kallan’ (black card) will be considered the joker. If by chance, all your cards are of the same colour, you are out of the game.
Mafia : At the start of the game each player is secretly assigned a role affiliated with one of these teams. The game has two alternating phases: “night,” during which the mafia may covertly “murder” an innocent, and “day,” in which surviving players debate the identities of the mafiosi and vote to eliminate a suspect. Play continues until all of the mafia has been eliminated, or until the mafia outnumbers the innocents.
Some players may be given a role with a special ability. Common examples include:
- the detective: an innocent who may “investigate” a player each night, learning that player’s role from the moderator.
- the doctor: an innocent who may protect a player from killing roles each night.
- the barman: a mafioso who may cancel the effect of another role’s ability each night.
- the vigilante: an innocent who may kill a player every night.
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