Two2Six Playing Cards - 6 Handed 500 or Super Solitaire Deck of Cards
Two2Six Playing Cards are a unique deck of cards that add an awesome twist to any normal card game. The deck is often considered a "six-handed" deck of cards that is intended for various types of games like six or nine handed poker and super solitaire. The most popular use so far has been for various trick taking card games like Bicycle Six Handed 500 and other card games that require either extra cards or extra jokers.
Oh, yes. This suped up deck of cards contains 70 cards in all! It acutally includes 64 "normal" cards instead of 52 and it has 6 jokers for all those people who have wanted a deck with more jokers!
WHAT ARE THE EXTRA CARDS?
While you still have your normal Ace thru King in this deck, there is also an 11, 12 and 13 for each suit. While you will not need the "black 13s" for card games like Bicycle Six Handed 500, they are great to have for card games like six or nine handed poker or super solitaire.
WHY ARE THEIR SIX JOKERS?
Well, to put it quite simply, because you asked for them! Four of the jokers are more "normal" with no advertisement, but we also decided to make 2 of the other cards in the deck into jokers too. This allows you to use them for just about anything in card play.
WHAT ARE THE RANKS OF THE CARDS?
Here are the cards place in basic order of rank for most card games...
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Jack, Queen, King, Ace
ABOUT THE DECK:
The Two2Six deck is made with excellent quality playing card stock (300gsm) that has a "block-out" center and is a standard, poker sized deck (2-1/2" x 3-1/2")
A FEW BASIC CARD GAMES TO PLAY WITH THIS DECK:
Six Handed Poker (or 6+ Players)
Often times you want to sit down and play poker but you have 6 or more players who want to play. If you are playing something like "Texas Hold 'em" you can just use a normal deck of cards with no problems, but if you want to play 7 card, nothing wild, this is where you start to get in trouble. While there are still enough cards in a normal deck to play with 6 players, you cannot play with 8! With one of these decks you are able to play with up to 9 players for an awesome night of "party" poker. We like to use the deck every time we play with 6 or more because of the awesome twist it adds to the odds of playing poker.
The nice part is many folks don't like it when there is "5 of a kind" like there is with a 5 suited deck. This keeps poker the same basic "4 of a kind" game, but adds a fun twist that allows more people to play too.
Standard rules of Six-Handed Five Hundred
The six-hand game of Five Hundred. For six players, you need a special 62-card pack (like this one) that includes spot cards numbered 11 and 12 in each suit and 13 in each of two other suits. The joker may be added, making a 63-card pack. This permits a deal of 10 cards to each player and three cards to the widow. There are two partnerships of three players on each side. The partners are seated so that each has an opponent on his left and right.
To read more directions on Five Hundred check out our rule page at...
or Wikipedia at...
This is your basic solitaire on steroids! Your rank of cards are as listed above with the 11, 12 and 13 being after the 10 and before the Jack. So basically you have even MORE cards to play your favorite card game with. Some people like to through in 4 of the jokers and use them as "wild" cards to use when they are stuck. The options are endless just like the fun!
Stay tuned for variations as we welcome your suggestions.
What is the Difference between Bridge and Poker Sized Playing Cards?
Often times the size of a playing card is referred to as a "narrow" or "wide" deck of cards. While the narrow/bridge decks (2-1/4" x 3-1/2") are called "bridge" size, the wide/poker decks (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") are called "poker" sized.
FACT: BOTH sizes are usable for any normal card game as they are really just normal decks that are a different width. So it really doesn't make any difference which size deck you choose.
- It is said that the bridge sized decks were made for the "ladies" so that it was easier to hold.
- Often times the bridge or narrow sized decks do make it easier to hold more cards in your hand.
- In the U.S. the "poker" sized are considered the "normal" size.
- In pretty much the rest of the world, the "bridge" sized cards are considered the "normal" size.
Again, please remember that you can use the "bridge" or "poker" sized decks for pretty much any card game. The only difference is one is a 1/4" narrower than the other.
Some times we offer various other "sizes" of playing cards. They may be "enlarged" or larger than normal decks or they may also be smaller than normal decks.
Another varience on the "size" would be what we call "shaped" cards. The shaped cards have taken various shapes over the years and change in popularity. They do offer a nice change of pace to a normal deck of cards.
- Poker Size (2-1/2 x 3-1/2)
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