Card games came to Europe from the East, and in Russia the first mention of them dates back to the last quarter of the XVI century. At first, card games were mostly played by traders and craftsmen, and this kind of entertainment was considered almost prohibited, especially if the game was played for Marathon Bet money.
But from the end of the XVIII century card games have become popular among the aristocrats – all within the European fashion of the time. That’s when specific “Russian” games and adapted versions of the games known in the West began to appear.
During Soviet times, the card game gets a rather specific “blatnaya” shade and is associated with the camp routine of numerous Soviet “ZEKA”. Even today many representatives of the older generation treat card games somewhat cautiously, as something not quite decent. But in any case, cards continue to be one of the most favorite and affordable home entertainment.
Perhaps the most famous “folk” card game, which many Russians get acquainted with in early childhood.
“Fool” appeared in the XIX century and thanks to simple rules spread mainly among peasants. The name of the game borrowed from the most widespread curse of the time: the goal of the game is to leave one of them “in the fools”.
The rules here are very simple. Usually for the game you need a deck of 36 cards (less often – 54), participants can be from 2 to 8. Each player gets on hands on 6 cards from the mixed deck, and one random card becomes “trump card” – the senior suit which “beats” all others. The seniority of cards begins with six to ten, and then – from jack to ace.
During the game it is necessary to get rid of all cards, “beating” cards, thrown by the opponent according to seniority best casino in prague and suit, resorting to “trumps” if necessary. There are several kinds of “Fool”, for example, “flip” and “transfer”.