A Toast to the Beer Card

Who knew that seemingly innocuous spot cards could wield such power – beyond their signaling uses, of course? The lowly ♣4, for example, is the devil’s bedpost. According to superstition, if the first deal of your session contains the ♣4, your game is cursed.

On the subject of curses, there’s the 9, which, for reasons that may or may not have something to do with 17th-century massacres or tyrant kings or any number of Scottish catastrophes, is known as the curse of Scotland.

But the deck isn’t all doom and gloom. If you play your cards right, the 7 is your ticket to a free drink.

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