So Sheepshead has sort of taken over my ludological hours (and some others [hours, that is]). In fact, I played ~35 hands of three-player sheepshead and 3 teaching rounds of five-player. If you are intrigued by the idea of a hidden partner dynamic in a trick taking card game then you should look this game up.
Anyway, I need to report the results of our three player outing because we decided to play for real stakes, well, after the first sixteen hands where you can see Landon amassed a score of -60 and we agreed to forgive the debt. After that, we decided that any minus points would be paid toward a bottle of scotch (single malt) while positive points would count toward “voting shares” on how we’d spend the ‘scotch’ money.
The point being, Landon has $19 dollars going toward a bottle of single malt, Beed has controlling shares of 17 and I am just happy to have kept my wallet shut.
Until next time—and I promise that I actually have played Biblios and Innovation in addition to Sheepshead. I’m just not dreaming about Biblios or Innovation….
[Side bar to self: almost think every hand should ‘reset’ stakes so no one can win back money paid into the scotch pot or lose ‘ownership’ shares. May have to reduce stakes to 25 or 50 cents a point but maybe could get me to a new bottle of Ardbeg faster….]