Wow- having soooo much fun with this! I have been itching to play euchre for a couple of months now. Trying to get people together to play has been proving impossible.
I really haven’t played much since I was in my twenties and wanted to freshen up a but before trying to teach my kids to play.
I have mentioned before that I think card games are a great way to spend quality family time together as well as exercising the mind and learning numbers, sorting, etc.
I was sure I would be able to find a community of some sort of online euchre- was harder than I thought.
I tried several sites- several online euchre sites I could not even get up and running.
The one I settled on was Yahoo game site based in the UK. I could not find a Canadian or US one. The players there are mostly North American any way so there must be a demand. it was fairly easy to get up and playing. I did have an existing yahoo account- you can use your Yahoo account from any country.
There are several places to play- I mostly play in “social” lounges that get pretty busy. The card play is fun and fast! This ins one reason I am hesitant to let my kids play euchre online – some players get very impatient if you are not lightening fast with your card play.
I had to laugh yesterday with this guy telling me to hurry up.. ( and I will ad I am NOT a slow player by any means) Ended up skunking him Maybe if he took his time to look at cards may win a trick.
One thing that REALLY threw me. I am in Canada and never would have known that the rest of the world plays euchre differently! Here when you order up your partner you automatically play alone. After some research i discovered this rule is only played in South Western Ontario. I have mentioned ot several friends and we are all bit surprised.
The other rule- which I can’t say I like that much is they play “stick the dealer” If calling trump goes all away round to the dealer- there is no misdeal- dealer HAS to call trump. YIKES. This also gave me pause the first few times.
Best Online Euchre Sites?
I have been enjoying alot but I am also quite competitive and like the pressure. Some may find it hard to keep up and play fast.
You are also rated and ranked and that can add to pressure/fun as well.
What are the Best Online Euchre Sites?
Other online euchre sites I tried were Pogo.com I never could get it to work. I am pretty tech savvy so its not me :-)
I download several iphone apps to play euchre as well. I paid for two and was very disappointed. One claimed to have online ability but after I paid discovered my iPhone would not support online game play- just playing a robot. You could only do online with iPad.
I will add later the apps I bought.