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Euchre & Écarté
German Whist
Gin Rummy
Pinochle & Bezique
Rummy 500

All of the MeggieSoft Games are two-player games.  The following table outlines each game's genre, specifics of the MeggieSoft Games implementation, and recommendations regarding what types of card players might find each game to be absorbing.  All documented rule variations are fully supported by the respective games..

Canasta The two-handed version of the popular melding game created in Uruguay around 1940, from where it spread rapidly throughout the Americas and the rest of the world.  Both the Classic Canasta and the Modern American Canasta rules, with variations, are fully supported. Recommended for all fans of Rummy-style games.  Easy to learn, and great fun to play.

The original two-handed version of Cribbage, which is reported to have been invented in the early 17th Century.   The Five, Six and Seven Card variants are each fully supported with common rule and scoring variations, including Cutthroat Cribbage ("Muggins").

Recommended for fans of Cribbage, or those who wish to learn it.  Unlike many card games. the emphasis in Cribbage is upon analysis and alertness with respect to scoring points for card combinations, rather than upon remembering which cards have been played.
Euchre & Écarté Two games from the same family, both dating back to the 19th century.   Écarté originated in France, while Euchre became popular in the USA.  Écarté involves changing unwanted cards for fresh ones; Euchre players negotiate the trump suit. Recommended for fans of either Écarté and Euchre, or those who wish to learn these games.  The more adventurous may create hybrid games by selecting elements from the respective rule sets.
German Whist A British (not German) adaptation of standard four-handed Whist for two players.  The easiest of the MeggieSoft Games to learn and play. Recommended for those who want an easy to learn but somewhat challenging trick-taking game which develops and requires good card memory skills.
Gin Rummy A classic game of laying down melded cards to "go out" first.  Gin differs from other forms of Rummy in that melds are only displayed when one player can go out. Recommended for those who are familiar with the game of Gin Rummy, or who those wish to learn it as an alternative to Rummy 500.
Pinochle & Bezique Two games of winning tricks and melding specific card combinations. Two-handed Pinochle (or "Pinocle") is very similar to its ancestor, Bezique, and the full rules of each game are supported.  (The more common four-player Pinochle game evolved later in the United States, and six-player Bezique was reportedly Winston Churchill's favorite game.) Recommended for those who enjoy Pinochle or Bezique, or who wish to learn these games.  (The two-player version of Pinochle has much in common with the popular four-player variation.)
Piquet A highly respected and skillful game dating back to 16th century France.  Piquet involves exchanging cards, bidding points and melds, and winning tricks. Recommended for those who already know Piquet, or who wish to learn what is widely regarded as the finest card game ever devised for two players.  Perhaps more complicated to learn initially, but quite straight-forward once grasped.
Rummy 500 A game of collecting cards and scoring from melds with the goal of melding as much as possible before the other player empties their hand.  The flagship of the MeggieSoft Games, having been first released in 1994. Recommended for all lovers of Rummy  games, and for newcomers to games of melding.  While easy to learn, it can be challenging to play well and requires reasonably good card  memory skills.

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