Double Thirteen

Submitted by: Rebecca

Materials: Playing cards, score sheet, worthy opponent

My mother taught me how to play the card game of ‘Double Thirteen’ as a child. Every woman on her side of the family knows how to play. The double deck of cards always managed to find it’s way to the table when we visited family.

I am now living on the other side of the world, but my girlfriend has had the patience to let me teach her. We now play on a daily basis, often with a beer or wine in hand. I love that playing a simple card game can make me feel like I’m closer to home, and closer to my family that I miss dearly.