Card games in Ethiopia

Business is a rummy game similar to 500 Rummy. It is said to be popular in Addis Ababa. Eight cards are dealt to each player and eight overlapped face up to begin the discard pile. The dealer plays first and the winner (highest scoring player) in each hand deals the next.

Seka is reported to be a popular card game. According to information collected by Alexey Loabashev, this is another type of rummy. It is apparently not related to the Russian game called Seka.

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