Why not join us for a few hands of cards. Many of us played Euchre in the Midwest and others have learned here in California at one of our meetups. The game is social, easy to learn and pleasantly competitive. (The two losing hands change tables and switch partners after each game).
Our members are also interested in Pinochle and the occasional cribbage meetup. We talk about other card games but don't seem to get around to playing them.
Our events are hosted by our members in taverns and homes. Menlo Park, Campbell and South San Jose are recent locations of events.
Checking out Euchre books (to make sure I remember the rules) I came across this vintage summary of the game:
From The Game of Euchre by John W. Keller
“Less exacting than Whist, less absorbing than Poker, less mathematical than Cribbage, Euchre is pre-eminently the sociable game at cards. At the Euchre-table the inveterate story-teller may relate his pet narration without being figuratively condemned to death as would be very justly his fate at Poker; Mrs. Grundy may interrupt the game to retell a bit of gossip without being forwned down as she certainly would be at Whist; here, too, a pious flirtation may be indulged in without fear of that testy reproof which would surely be given by a devoted Cribbage player. In short, all the frivolities of a companionable evening may exist conjointly with a game of Euchre as they can exist conjointly with no other game at cards. It is to place before the public, with all possible simplicity and brevity, the rules of this light and entertaining game...” J.W.K., June 1887
How about you? Join us.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers