Saturday, May 27, 2017

Skat


When:

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Skat players meet at Club Loreley every Thursday, with one group playing from 12-5:00 p.m. and a second group playing from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Those interested to play should talk to Angelika at the bar in our Lounge.

History - Introduction:

Skat is the national card game of Germany, and one of the best card games for 3 players. It was invented around 1810 in the town of Altenburg, about 40km south of Leipzig, Germany, by the members of the Brommesche Tarok-Gesellschaft. They adapted the existing local game Schafkopf by adding features of the then popular games Tarok and l'Hombre. Altenburg is still considered the home of Skat and has a fountain dedicated to the game.

For more detailed information, and rules please visit the Canadian Skat Association

You can download some software to practice here. You must have the Java runtime environment installed to play.