How to Play German Whist - A card game for 2 players -

How to Play German Whist – A card game for 2 players

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How to play German Whist – a 2 player card game. For more card games for 2 players, check out this playlist:

0:00 – Intro
1:14 – Materials & Setup
1:54 – How to Play
5:43 – Keeping Score

Give Small Whist a try. Shorten the deck to 28 cards (8 – Ace). Deal 7 card starting hand. The remaining 14 cards form the stock. All other rules are the same.

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  1. Which deck of Bicycle cards is that, I really like them? Thanks for the video.

  2. This is such a simple but intricate game! I will of course annoy my family into playing a match of this, since the rules are very simple to explain 😛

  3. I like that there is a drafting phase in this game, lots of strategy going on!

  4. Might not fit 100% with the oktoberfest theme, but here in northern germany Doppelkopf is usually the trick taking game of choice. So you could make a video tutorial on that.
    Although… I personally never had a fun experience when playing the game.

  5. This game is mentioned in quite of few classic books. It's been around a long time.

  6. I haven't heard of this version before but sounds like a fun one. I'll have to try it with the kids when we go camping next weekend.

  7. For me it's lightweight California Jack. Pretty nice. Thanks Mark.

  8. I enjoyed the video. I especially enjoyed your insight that when the second phase begins, you really could know each card in your oppenent's hand. I hadn't thought of that. One detail: At 2:30 I am not sure that the 2 of spades would be the best spade to get rid of, knowing you will lose the trick. The 9 of spades might be a better option, since you might want to keep the 2 for later when trying not to win an undesirable card showing on the stock. But — like I said — that's just a detail. Thanks again for the informative video!

  9. to clarify, the trump from the very first deal remains the trump throughout the entire round?

  10. A good clear description, Thankyou. I used to play this at school fifty years ago, but had forgotten the rules.

  11. I know this is an instructional video, but that's just terrible playing…player 2 cannot lose this game…after the QC is beaten by 8H…player 2 plays the AS KS and then JS and wins 2/3…they are now up 3-1…player 1 is going to try to use their big trump advantage and leads with 2H which is won by P2's 9H…up 4-1…P2 then throws KD to try to snag a 5th, is trumped and then plays A K Q of hearts and wins 7-6…

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