Here's something you may not know about me.
I hate card games.
My brain just can't handle them. I can never remember the rules, and I just get frustrated. And no, you can't teach me how to play euchre. Like a million people have tried and I get completely overwhelmed with the pressure of having a partner and just end up throwing down random cards. Trump? Bauer? I don't understand!
The extent of my card playing expertise pretty much starts and finishes with Asshole, which is the easiest game ever. Maybe a round of Go Fish, but I always forget - can you lie in Go Fish? Or is it supposed to be an honest game? Don't bother me with Crazy 8s, I would much rather play Uno. At least that way the cards tell you what they do!
I can fumble my way through a game of poker, but I never remember when I can check and when I can't. And I never remember what beats what, so I'm basically just blindly playing along and manage to win a few hands every now and then because I end up being a totally unpredictable player.
The funny thing is, I love cards themselves. I love the look of a deck of cards. I love having them in the house. I love how different they can be and the art and design of them. Just don't make me play a game of Euchre - I don't care if there are three people who desperately want to play!
I do enjoy a good game of computer solitaire though.