Card games in Greenland

I am told that the Greenlandic national game is Voormsi, an elaborate game of the Karnöffel group with many local variations. It is played with a 36 card pack, made from the standard 52 card pack by removing all the twos, fours and tens, the threes of clubs, spades and hearts and the king of diamonds.

Kapaga or Kapaka is a version of Crazy Eights played in southern Greenland.

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