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Zarzilla games formed in 2018 with a single goal in mind – To make TODAY as fun as possible. Our team of stars are fuelled by a single purpose to connect players from all over the world through our fun, social, and ground-breaking mobile games! All day long we bathe in the sunny rays of Malta and transfer our happiness into the pleasure of thousands of mobile gamers across this great globe.

We continue to strive towards revolutionising how you play social card games. As pioneers of the social casino card game industry, we implement social elements into everything we touch - ensuring our community can connect on levels like no other.

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5 of the Best Card Games from Around the World

There’s nothing like a good old card game to break the ice if you happen to be on your travels, or meeting a new group of people. But what about card games that are played in specific countries or regions around the world? We thought we’d take a look at their favorite card games, played with standard 52-card decks. Are you ready to go on a world tour? Let’s dive right in:

  1. Tač (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

This one represents a great place to start because it’s easy enough for individuals of any age to play. Tač is played with a standard 52-card deck of playing cards, and can be played with two to four players.

If two players are playing, they get 26 cards each. With three players, 17 cards each, with one Ace placed in the center of the table. If four players are playing, everyone gets 13 cards. The game commences with the first player takes the top card from their closed pile and flips it over.

If this card happens to be an Ace, they put it in the central pile to form its base. Should there be three players playing, then the first player’s card needs to be a two to do this, and that’s because there’s already an Ace at the bottom of the central pile.

Cards in the central pile are placed by the players in ascending order, so Ace, two, three, four, and so on all the way up until King. Should a player not be able to continue the sequence with a card from their closed pile, they put it in their open pile instead.

The next thing that happens is the next player to play attempts to put the previous player’s open pile card onto the central pile. If that move isn’t possible, they put it on their own open pile. Should an opportunity to get rid of a card be missed be missed by a player, other players can call it by yelling: “Tač!”, resulting in that player having to take a card from each of the other players.

The first player to get rid of all their cards is the winner.

  1. Durak (Russia)

Durak, or “fool” in English, is played with a standard 52-card deck. Between two and six people can play. The two and five cards of each suit are usually removed from the deck. The aim of the game is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards after the whole deck has been gone through.

Each player is dealt six cards, with one card turned up and placed at the bottom of the deck. The suit of this card is considered to be the “master” suit for a given round of the game. Playing around in a circle, one player will place a card down to “attack” the next player. The next player is then obliged to “beat” the previous player’s card by placing a card of a higher numbered card of the same suit, or any card of the master suit.

The defending player can retaliate by placing down a card of the same value, and if they do so, the net player to play now takes up the mantle of defending the cards. The attacks can continue, as long as whoever the attacker is  (or any of the other players) can keep placing down other cards of the same value as the ones that already appear on the board.

If the defending player can’t beat the attack, they must pick up all the cards on the board. Following each turn, players pick up cards so they have a minimum of six each in their hand. This goes on until the deck is run through. The game ends when one player gets rid of all their cards.

  1. Cuarenta (Ecuador)

Cuarenta, which translates to “forty” in English, is considered to be Ecuador’s national card game. It’s uncommon to find it being played outside of the country, but within it, it’s played in casual games and more formal tournaments almost everywhere.

The game’s name refers to the 40 points that are needed to win the game. It’s usually played by four players split into two teams of two. A standard deck of cards is used, with the Jokers, eights, nines and tens removed.

Five cards are dealt to each player, and the player to the right of the dealer begins the game. One card is played at a time, with each player attempting to capture cards on the table by doing the following:

  • Playing a card with an identical number to the one that has just been played to gain two points, which is called a “caida”
  • Playing a card which has a value equal to the sum of the cards on the table to gain two points (when they clear all the cards from the table)
  • Playing a card to end a sequence. They do this by playing a card that’s equal to the value of the card at the start of the sequence, so for example, if the sequence starts with a two card, a player must play another two card to earn two points and clear all the cards from the table

The game goes on like this until the deck runs out, with players receiving a point for every card they capture beyond 19 cards. This is totalled up with the number of points scored during the game. Whoever reaches 40 points is declared the winner.

  1. Halliela (Malta)

The game Halliela, which was traditionally played by fishermen on the island of Malta, and means “female thief” in Maltese, is now a favorite Sunday afternoon pastime throughout the Mediterranean region.

It is played with a standard 52-card deck, albeit with Italian suits rather than French ones, and players play towards a target score. The target score usually isn’t defined, but is often set at 100 or 200 points, depending on how much time the players have for the game.

Halliela is played counter-clockwise in teams of two or four players. A hand of three cards is dealt to each player, and four cards are dealt to the table. Next, each player takes a turn to drop a card. When all the players have played their cards, three more cards are dealt. This continues until there are no cards left in the deck.

Note that the Kings, Queens and Jacks hold no numerical value. Taking a red card gains one point. A bonus is given for clearing the table, and another is given when a player manages to take the card played by the previous player. The player with the highest number of points at the end is deemed the winner.

  1. Bhabi (Pakistan)

Bhabi is a famous family card game that is popular in Pakistan. It can be played by between two and 13 people, but it’s usually played by four or five. The aim of the game to finish your cards before the other players. The last player to do so loses.

Bhabi is played with a standard 52-card deck, which is then dealt equally between the players.

The person who is dealt the Ace of Spades, with the person sitting to their right playing after them. Each player must play the same suit that was led (this means that the first round’s suit is always Spades).

At the end of each round, the person with the highest-valued card plays a card of their choice. The fun begins when a suit is played, but a player doesn’t have a card of that suit. In such a scenario, the player can throw any of their cards and the person who played the highest card in that round collects all the previously-played cards.

The best strategy to employ depends on the number of people playing. If four people are playing, it’s always better to play your highest cards of any suit, so you’re left lower-valued cards at the end, thus giving you the ability to end the game early and prevent yourself from losing.

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5 Shopping Tips for An Awesome Black Friday

Black Friday is always an awesome time to grab yourself a bargain or two, but did you know that        you can save yourself even more money if you simply implemented some shrewd tips into that all-important shopping strategy? Here are 5 shopping tips to have yourself an awesome Black Friday this year:

  1. Start Your Shopping a Little Early

Nowadays, Black Friday offers usually begin before the day itself arrives. That’s why you should take advantage and capitalize on the opportunity as soon as you can. This is also because hot ticket items are likely to sell out quickly, especially in light of the problems that are occurring in global supply chains for goods. Take a look at your favorite retailers to see when their Black Friday offers actually kick off.

  1. Shop Online

In these most unusual of times, more and more people are choosing not to shop at traditional brick-and-mortar stores, and are doing their Black Friday shopping online instead. It’s highly likely that your favorite retailers will have their Black Friday offers available to consumers via their websites. Not only will you avoid potentially exposing yourself to illness in light of the ongoing global pandemic, but you might avoid the crazy crowds fighting over hot ticket items that have become synonymous with Black Friday!

  1. Use Websites and Apps to Track Prices

Websites and shopping apps can be very handy when it comes to tracking prices at various retailers in the run up to Black Friday. Check out the consumer reports website in your country (if such a thing exists) to see prices for various products at various retailers. Other websites you can take a look at include Google Shopping, PriceGrabber and Shopzilla. Smartphone apps such as BuyVia, Shopkick and ShopSavvy allow you to scan barcodes or QR codes to compare prices, get discounts and store coupons.

  1. Use Social Media

Find out about exclusive Black Friday deals and promotions via the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds of your favorite retailers. It’s quite common nowadays for retailers to reward customers who like or follow their special Black Friday alerts. You’ll likely be able to gain access to exclusive discounts and incentives by doing this. What’s more is that you can share Tweets and posts with your bargain-hunting friends and family to spread the shopping intel you gain.

  1. Create a Budget and Stick to it

It’s easy to get swept up in all the excitement when doing some Black Friday shopping, leading you to overspend. It’s a trick of retailers to get you to spend more than you were intending to, so make sure you decide ahead of time just how much you want to spend, and do your utmost to resist buying things on impulse. The latter is especially important if you’re not all that sure about how good a deal it is you’re getting. If you’re shopping online, you should know that many retailers offer things such as a double manufacturer’s warranty when using a credit card to pay, so also consider fringe benefits such as these.

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5 Major Variants of Rummy

Regardless of whether you’re playing online or offline, rummy is a card game that always provides plenty of entertainment. It has a set of thrills that are all its own, but did you know that there are tons of different variants of rummy, which fall into no less than five major variant groups? Let’s take a look at 5 major variants of rummy:

  1. Indian Rummy

Although it varies very little from original rummy, the differences between the two card games are significant. Indian rummy involves making sets, or melds, out of 13 cards given to each player taking part in the game.

Indian rummy is actually a combination of 500 rummy and gin rummy, which are both outlined below. Indian rummy is played with two decks of cards. The jokers in said decks are included, with one being selected at random, and the other being a printed card from the deck.

It’s a simple form of rummy to play, but there’s no denying that Indian rummy has its own set of challenges. It’s enjoyed by millions of people around the world.

  1. Dummy Rummy

Dummy rummy originated in the United States, although it is played in many parts of the world today. The card game consists of between two and four players, and uses two standard decks with four jokers for a total of 108 cards in play.

The number 2 cards in each deck are valued as wild card jokers. The key differences between dummy rummy and other kinds of rummy are the variety of combinations in the game, as well as the number of melds required, which is 12 as opposed to the usual 13. Players who cannot form a proper meld in a given hand get the opportunity to form one in the following hand.

  1. 500 Rummy

Also known as pinochle rummy or Michigan rummy, 500 rummy is played with between two and eight players. In most variants of rummy, points carry a negative value, but in 500 rummy, things are different – the first player who scores 500 points or more is the winner, hence the name.

Another key difference is that there’s no restriction on players in regard to which card they draw from the deck – players are usually restricted to drawing the top-most card from the pile. They can also take more than one card in order to reach a card that they need lower down in the pile. This particular difference means that there’s an added level of complexity to 500 rummy, requiring players to strategize a little more than they’d normally have to.

  1. Oklahoma Rummy

Yet another popular variant of rummy is Oklahoma rummy. It’s played by two to four players using a standard 52-card deck, together with a randomly-selected joker. If there are two players playing, they are dealt 10 cards each; if there are three or more, then they are deal seven cards each.

An Ace in Oklahoma rummy is valued at one point, whereas the face cards have a valued of 10 points each. The number cars have a value equal to their number. Players have to meld their cards as part of the game, and can get rid of their cards when they do so. The first player to get rid of all their cars wins the game.

  1. Gin Rummy

It is said that gin rummy is the easiest version of rummy, making it accessible to those who’ve never played a rummy game before. It’s played with a standard 52-card deck, and is a favorite in Europe. It’s exclusively a two-player game, with each player getting 10 cards that must be melded into at least three card sequences or sets. There’s only one restriction placed on the players, which is the sequences must all be of the same suit.

 

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Danielle

Used to sit on the sidelines and watch my BF and his friends play poker for hours. I started playing Zarzilla Jacks or Better, which honed my skills. Now I beat them!

Sarah

 OMG I love playing President! The game is so fun and Zarzilla did a great job with the game itself! Looking forward to more games from them!