500 is a card game and my family is mad for it. Mad, I tell you! Is it popular outside my immediate DNA group? Well, I guess so, since it's the national card game of Australia! There are 4 players, two teams. Go around and everyone bids - 5 clubs for example. Based on the bid your partner has to somehow divine what cards you have. If the winning bidder hates his/her hand, they get to pick up a set of cards dealt to a nonexistent player. This is called 'the blind' by my family. It is also called the missy, the kitty, the widow. Apparently the game is quite addictive. How else to explain Australia?
How to Play Card Games as Taught in Books