Short Notice: Beer Garden, Eat, Drink, Learn to Play Big Two

Come to enjoy beer and food and learn to play my favorite card game.

 

Big Two (also known as Deuces and other names, see below; Chinese: 大老二;; pinyin: dà lǎo èr; Cantonese: 鋤大D; jyutping: co4 daai6 di2) is a card game similar to the game of Asshole, Crazy Eights, Bullshit, Winner, and other shedding games. It is sometimes called "Chinese poker" because of its Chinese origin and its use of poker hands, though there is actually a different game by that name of an entirely different nature. In Malta it is often referred to as Giappuniza or Ciniza due to its Asian origin.

This card game has many names, including Big Deuce, Big Two, Top Dog, "The Hannah Game" (used in Canada), Da Lao Er (Mandarin Chinese), Sho Tai Ti, Choh Dai Di, Dai Di (Cantonese), Cap Sa (Hokkien, used in Indonesia), and Pusoy Dos (a Philippine variant of the game). A common mistake is to confuse this game with Tien Len or Thirteen or 13 because these two games are actually different in the sense that Big Two involves poker hands but Tien Len does not.

The game is very popular in East Asia and South East Asia, especially throughout China (including Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is played both casually and as a gambling game. It is usually played with two to four players, the entire deck being dealt out in either case (or sometimes with only 13 cards per player). The objective of the game is to be the first to get rid of all of your cards.

A commercial version of the game was published as Gang of Four[1] in 1990.

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  • Maggie

    Sorry can't join you guys yesterday, hope you guys will do this again! Love this game!

    April 25, 2013

  • Eric

    Thanks to all who came out. Had a wonderful meal and a couple of beers, met new friends and played many fun filled rounds of Big Two. Definitely a big stress relief! I feel so relaxed today...

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time in my first meetup here. Thanks !

    April 24, 2013

  • Eric

    So far 6 others signed up for tonight from sister group. Click link below to see the RSVPs. See you later!
    http://www.meetup.com/365days/e...­

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big 2 player here but it's been a while...sounds like fun !

    April 23, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Man, I would love to learn that game but I can't make it tomorrow!

    April 23, 2013

  • Maggie

    Love Big 2! haven't played in a long time, looking forward to it!

    April 23, 2013

  • Eric

    +2 from sister group

    April 23, 2013

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