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Skat School - "Ramsch: How to be more like Teflon than Velcro"

Tonight's session is dedicated to Ramsch, which literally translates as "junk" from the German.  It is a variant of the Skat game that was part of the official rules for many decades (i.e., played when all 3 players pass), but was dropped from the ISO in 1990 for good.  This was unpopular in many locales, particularly the American clubs, where it is still played in club play outside of ISPA to this day.  Even among ISPA clubs, Ramsch is played extensively in social games or games for stakes, sometimes in the form of Schieberamsch, which involves passing cards among the players.  In any case, the long and short of it is that a Ramsch is a Grand turned backwards: the jacks are the only trumps and the idea is to NOT collect card points.  It has a quirky pulse and strategy all its own, and we'll explore that tonight, both in Schieberamsch form, and in the traditional Ramsch form.

Skat School is the chance for beginners to learn Skat, developing players to hone their skills at Skat and experienced players to participate in a shared learning experience that can still better their play at this truly amazing and unique card game.

The topic of our sessions will be adjusted to fit the playing level of the participants, so if you are a beginner, don't worry--we will gladly get you started playing Skat. If you are more experienced, we will have something helpful for you too.  Typically at Skat Schools, the game score is drastically de-empahsized (often ignored) and we table talk, but with a definite purpose in mind.  That purpose is to not just learn how to play Skat, but also to learn how to PLAY WELL.

I am extending a special invitation to those players who have signed up for our Meetup group, but still don't know the game well enough for club play to come on out and join us for a relaxed and fun evening at a card-friendly venue with great Mediterranean food.

We don't bite, but we just might schnibbel for your tens!  

Bill T

CSC Organizer

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  • Larry T.
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