Two2Six Playing Cards are unique playing cards that add a 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. One of the most popular uses 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.
YES! Two2Six has 4 "suited" jokers to allow not only for games that require 4 jokers, but to allow you to use each of the jokers while you play Super Solitaire. Each deck contains 68 playable cards in all! It actually includes 64 "normal" cards instead of 52 and then it has 4 jokers for all those people who have wanted a deck with more jokers! If you don't use the jokers, just set them aside.
WHAT ARE THE EXTRA CARDS?
You still have your normal Ace thru King setup in this deck, but it also includes an 11, 12 and 13 for each suit. We know you do not need the "black 13s" for card games like Bicycle "Six Handed 500", but they are great to have for other card games like six or nine handed poker or to play Super Solitaire.
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. A joker can be used in Super Solitaire for any card of the same suit. In "6 Handed Party Poker" you would use the suited jokers as a "wild" card but only as the appropriate suit.
ABOUT THE DECK:
The Two2Six deck is made with excellent quality playing card stock (300gsm) that has a blocked-out center (meaning you can't see thru the cards) 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 Party 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... How to Play Five Hundred or Wikipedia at... Wikipedia on 500 Card Game
This is solitaire gone crazy! Your rank of cards are as listed above with the 11, 12 and 13 being after the 10 but before the Jack. Basically you have MORE cards to play your favorite solitaire card game with. This adds a new dimension beyond what you could imagine. The 4 suited jokers can be used as "wild" cards but only with the appropriate suit. Be careful not to use your "wild" cards too early are you may still get beat. The options are endless!
If you have other versions or ideas on how to use Two2Six please let us know. Stay tuned for variations as we welcome your suggestions.
Playing Card Features
In the US the standard names for the size of decks would be "Bridge" or "Poker". Both of these decks can be used for most card games. The only real difference would be that the "Bridge" size decks are 1/4" narrower than "Poker". Otherwise they can be used for pretty much anything. Please read the description of this item for more information.
- Poker Size (2-1/2 x 3-1/2)
This has to do with the actual size of a deck of cards, not really whether or not tradional games can be played with it or not. While here in the US we call most decks either "Poker" or "Bridge" size, most of the rest of the world would call them either "Wide" or "Narrow", respectivily.
Many times the "narrow" decks were intended for ladies or children because it was easier for them to handle. While the "narrow" are considered the standards size in most of the world, here in the US the "wide" are considered the standard size.
Please check actual description of the product to see if normal card games can be played with this particular product.
- Narrow Format (2-1/4 x 3-1/2)
What size of print (a.k.a. index) is printed on the playing cards. This is the actual numbers and pips (hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades). While most folks are used to the "normal", some like their numbers to be a little larger. Please remember that the normal and jumbo size print will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
We will do our best to sort through them and let you know our thoughts or what the manufacturer considers them.
In regards to the "Medium Sized Print". This is something that is unique to Newt's as we try to create decks of cards that have just a little bit larger print, but not to large to be annoying to those who do not like the jumbo print or index.
As always, be sure to check out the actual description of this item to get a clearer descritpion. Should you have any questions please give us a call.
- Normal Sized Print