Thursday, February 7, 2008

Baseball

BaseballThe one game that came up at my dealer's choice games that I didn't enjoy was Baseball. I couldn't even tell you why I didn't like it. Maybe it was because I didn't like the idea of a game named after another game, or maybe I just never was successful at it. Whatever the reason, Baseball came up a lot, so someone must have liked it.

The game is played like Seven-Card Stud, dealing the first two cards down followed by one up to each player. There is a round of betting followed by another card dealt up to all. This continues until everyone has seven cards, the last being dealt face down. What makes Baseball Baseball is this: 3's and 9's are wild and anyone receiving a 4 face up gets an extra card.

The name and the significance of the special cards comes from three outs, four bases and nine innings; but I think that's a stretch. Whoever thought this game was clever was out at the 'ol ball game a little too long if you ask me.

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