This community is yours. This is the place where you connect with euchre players from around the world. Do you have a question about a euchre hand? Are you not sure how it should be played? Here is a chance to discuss strategies and exchange ideas. There are always interesting conversations going on. Here are some current examples;
* Adjustments when playing inexperienced opponents
* Was I wrong to lead trump?
* Lead or save the right?
Euchre (pronounced 'you-ker') is a classic card game introduced to America in the early nineteenth century. There are varying theories as to the origin of the game. The true beginnings are unknown and controversy persists among card historians. Once considered the national card game in the United States, Euchre still has a large following. While its overall popularity has declined, a core group of avid players keeps it alive. Euchre is commonly played in the Midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with large concentrations of devotees in Canada, Great Britain, and Australia.
Euchre games are generally fast moving and tend last less than twenty minutes. Although the rank of the cards may confuse new players, euchre is an easy game to learn. Games are played with four players in teams of two sitting across from one another. Euchre uses a deck of 24 cards, made from a standard deck with cards numbered between eight and two removed. The cards are dealt out in groups of twos and threes until each player has five cards with remainder of the cards placed face down in front of the dealer. The top card of this stack is then exposed. The goal of the game is to defeat your opponents by being the first team to reach 10 points. To make a point, a team first names trump then must take least three out of five possible tricks in any hand.
Whether you play casually among friends or seriously in the many tournaments held around the country, you will find euchre to be a fascinating and challenging game. It is also an ideal way to meet people and make new friends.
It is the goal of OhioEuchre.Com to help teach new players how to play. We also help those that would like to learn more. For people that are new players, may I suggest starting with our euchre lessons?
Have you been playing a while but would like to learn new ways to improve your game? I suggest starting with our tips and info page. Here you will find a complete list of all the articles listed
Have you ever wondered how you stack up against other euchre players? This quiz was put together not only to test skill level but as a teaching tool. Now you can see where your strength and weaknesses lay. There are 25 questions that range from intermediate to advanced levels. Taking our QUIZ is a sure way to see where you stand.
OhioEuchre offers a way to test and experiment with different euchre hands online. You now have a way to test different scenarios and see the best possible play.
"The phrase "practice makes perfect" is a false one. To rise above mediocrity, it takes "enlightened" Practice, most often with the aid of someone or something else. Improvements take practice. A Critical attitude of what needs to be improved certainly helps, many "old-timers" tend to "practice" the same way time after time. The information given here is a step in the right direction."Posted by Steve on Thursday, 02.16.12 @ 21:36pm