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Okay, I have a third actual played-on-Earth card game that should be more popular. It's called Trente et Quarante, or "Thirty and Forty" in Roman Catholic.
First, you get six decks of cards, toss the jokers out (notice a theme going on with these games?) and shuffle them all together really well. Then the players place their bets. There are four possible bets in this game:
Rouge: You're betting that the row marked "red" will be closer to 30.
Noir: You're betting that the row marked "black" will be closer to 30.
Couleur: You're betting that the first card in the winning row is the same color as the winning row (a heart or diamond for Rouge, a club or spade for Noir.)
Inverse: You're betting that the first card in the winning row is the same color as the losing row (a club or spade for Rouge, a heart or diamond for Noir.)
All four bets pay even money.
You can also buy insurance against a refait; that costs you 1% of your wager, to a minimum of 5 gold pieces. What's a refait? You'll find out in a minute.
Once everyone makes their bets, the dealer starts dealing cards out to Noir (aces count as 1, face cards count as 10.) Once he exceeds 30 points, he then starts dealing to Rouge. Again, he stops once Rouge has more than 30 points.
Whichever row is the closest to 30 after going over wins for that color. (If Noir has 35 and Rouge has 34, Rouge wins.) If the first card in the winning row is the same color as the winning row, Couleur wins. If not, Inverse wins.
If both hands tie, that's a push. There is one exception to this:
Un apres thirty-one.
Refait: If a refait happens, you have two choices here: You can withdraw half your wager and forfeit the rest to the house, or you can just grin, bear it, and leave your wager on the table for the next hand. (If you paid for insurance on the refait, you get even money on the insurance. Unlike blackjack, where insurance is a step above just giving a ten dollar bill to the dealer, refait insurance is a legitimately reasonable offer, considering a refait happens about once every thirty-eight games.)