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andy cole
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Hi I will keep it short, love nearly everything about Bridge but for various reason not a fan of Partnership games , what card games compares skill wise but without partnership , obviously Bridgette but really need it to have a app too..Ps couldn't click with Skat either..
Any suggestions thanks in advance Andy
 
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You might look at something like Haggis with 2-3 players. Though I don't know if the strategic depth is there.
 
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aj16hp wrote:
Hi I will keep it short, love nearly everything about Bridge but for various reason not a fan of Partnership games , what card games compares skill wise but without partnership , obviously Bridgette but really need it to have a app too..Ps couldn't click with Skat either..
Any suggestions thanks in advance Andy


Hard to give advice without knowing what you like about Bridge.

As far as card play goes, Hearts works for basic card counting and end-play skills. Sticheln also includes card counting as well as tactical trick taking and trick avoidance, but the odd trump rules get people a bit confused. Barbu is played by a fair number of Bridge players. Sheepshead might work for 5.

Nothing can match most of the high level bridge play concepts, many of which need both players to be working together.
 
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Hi thanks for replys.. What appeals to me in Bridge? I guess I lean towards games that nearly have a lifestyle quality to them, that 'take a life time to learn ' quality? Games like Chess,Go or Bridge...
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aj16hp wrote:
I guess I lean towards games that nearly have a lifestyle quality to them
Poker.

I've read that French Tarot is a lifestyle game for some, but I have no expertise in the game. I suppose there's a Magic: The Gathering lifestyle, too, but it strikes me as an altogether different beast.

You might find Ninety-nine and Schnapsen interesting. Neither is as deep as Bridge, but they have hidden facets to uncover.

See also: deepest card games- please help!
 
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Pinochle takes a lot of skill, and can be played with 2 or 3 players.
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I forgot Cribbage, which I have only played twice, as well as Setback (High Low Jack Joker Game) and Casino.

None of these have the depth of Bridge, although Cribbage may have equal player counts. I do not think there are National and International Cribbage competitions like bridge has.

https://opinionatedgamers.com/2016/03/14/tricks-and-trumps-1...

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