Got my latest issue of Counter magazine last week, and there was a nice article by Derek Carver about a trick taking card game he designed. What made the article interesting was the narrative about how the game has evolved (primarily due to publisher guidance and pressure). The game started as FÜNF, then became Chinkway (a play on the Italian Cinque), and now is published by daVinci as Farfalia. The rules look very interesting and should be worth a play - you can find the rules for the 5-player-only game Chinkway at Pagat.
Our final round at Bandon was at a new-to-all-of-us course: Sheep Ranch.
Our Thanksgiving day golfing adventure took us to Old Macdonald, probably my favorite course anywhere.
Before we traveled to Bandon Dunes I did a series of emails to my three golfing companions sharing details on the overall experience as well as each course. ...
I eased the foursome into Bandon Dunes golf by booking the amazing Bandon Preserve par 3 course as our first go.