Card games in Ukraine
I am grateful to Vladlen Zeniukov for the information on which this page is based.
The most popular strategic card games in Ukraine are:
- Preference - similar to the game played in Russia
- Deberz - a two-player game very similar to Clobyosh
- King - played with 32 cards - there are a few variations
- Terz - a jass game for two players
- Tysiacha (1000) - a trcik-taking game for three players with 24 cards.
Some less serious games played in Ukraine are:
- Durak ( The Fool ) - played in many variations.
- Bura - a relatively simple point-trick game in which each player is dealt three cards.
- Seka - a gambling game with 36 cards, in which the value of a hand is obtained by adding the values of cards in the best suit
- Nine - a game realted to Fan Tan.
Some lesser known games:
You can obtain computer versions of 1000, Picket, Bezique, Terz and Deberz from Vladlen Zeniukov's Card Parade web site.
The World Casino Directory includes a listing of Casinos in Ukraine.