January 25, 2014
I "learned" sheepshead by watching a group of older guys play at work, then went to my friends and tried to explain what I saw. We eventually got the rules right but to this day we still use some of our own words for things I could not remember what they were called. In particular we call the case where one side gets all the points a "schwaz" (I think I told them I thought it was called schwartz, but my buddy started calling it this in order to mock me, initially he thought it crazy that I was trying to teach them from memory a game I'd never played myself. Probably also because I didn't mention this no trick scoring twist until after I achieved it :)
Played sheepshead a ton in college, but that is a long time ago :( Still play when I get together with these guys, but that isn't more than once a year at best.