Sunday, July 05, 2020

Skat

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When:

Skat players meet at Club Loreley every Thursday from 12-5:00 p.m. Twice yearly a Preiskat is held. Those interested to play should talk to Wanda in our Member's lounge, or simply drop by on Thursday!

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.