I have always heard it called Scum. I only learned it was called “President” tonight when I went to look it up.
Also, unrelated, for the development of the classic adventure game Maniac Mansion, LucasArts developed a script creation utility. They called this the Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion, or SCUMM. There was a poster on the wall in a room that read “SCUMM U RAH!”
When they did the NES port, Nintendo’s censors did not like the banner and wanted it removed. The developers just removed the graphic for it, but you can still hover over that section of the wall and read it.
500! It’s suit based like hearts or bridge but you bid on how many hands you’ll win. And there are special packs that allow 3 teams of 2 or 2 teams of 3. Yes, the pack has 13 of hearts and diamonds, 12 of spades and clubs.
@jakeline Spite and Malice is arguably the greatest card game ever invented. How can you not love a game where winning depends in screwing over all the other players and especially the person next to you?
From the choices here, though, Hearts and poker equally.
Back in college my roommate woke me up and asked me if I wanted to play cards. He taught me Klaberjass and apparently I kicked the crap out of him.
Later on we were visiting his parents’ house and he wanted to play Klaberjass again. I honestly had no idea what he was talking about. He taught me again and I sucked horribly.
As we worked it out, the only thing we could figure is that the first time we played, I was completely asleep the whole time. I know I can have complete conversations in my sleep and have no recollection so this is not entirely out of character.
Today I couldn’t tell you how to play Klaberjass without consulting a reference.