Card games in Trinidad

The national game of Trinidad is All Fours, which is a version of an old English game of that name, played with the standard 52 card pack.

Suck the Well is the local name for the children's game known elsewhere as Beggar my Neighbour.

Kaluki is played to some extrent, in a version similar to that played in Jamaica.

Calypso was invented in Trinidad in the early 1950's by R W Willis and I am told that there are still people there who play it.

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