Tag: Skat

  • South African Railroads, Skat

    I’ve missed two previous Wednesdays (the whole days, simply gone, no sight of them), so I was very glad to be able to attend this week. Vacation hit this week, and lots of people were already playing by noon and we had eight people playing at the same time, which is unusually good. When I […]

  • Skat thoughts

    I’ve been playing Skat, quite a bit of it, actually, thanks to the very swift Xskat implementation running on my phone. The difficulty of Skat is overrated. It’s not that hard. I thought the auction was complicated, but it isn’t. At least against the computer opponents, most of the time you don’t really have to […]

  • XSkat – a new addiction

    I’ve got a new addiction. XSkat works in my phone, so I can crank out couple of skat deals in just a minute or two. Excellent! I’ve wanted to learn skat, but getting people to play it is difficult and games with all newbies are always a bit different. Now I can play against tough […]

  • Thursday session: Glory to Rome, Preference, Tarock

    Our Thursday session was on Monday this week. That’s summer for you… I would prefer a fixed date, but sure, it’s pretty hard to fix when people have fluctuating schedules. I started games with a two-player game of Glory to Rome. I’ve now played with two, three, four and five players — that’s fairly rare! […]

  • Russian Preference

    My mother and Ismo were visiting to see Nooa. Well, Nooa didn’t want to sleep before they arrived and we had to put him to bed while they were here, so we entertained ourselves with games while Nooa was napping. I got to clear one game from my “I need to play this list, that […]

  • Game weekend, part 2: Mit List und Tücke, Logistico, Kahuna, Geistertreppe

    Here’s the rest of the games of the great weekend: Mit List und Tücke was brought by Robert, who had noticed the game on my want list in the Geek. It’s a Klaus Palesch trick-taking game and not that far from Sticheln. According to Rick Heli’s Mit List und Tücke page it’s a redevelopment of […]