Chemin de Fer

CUTwC plays a modified version of Baccarat Chemin de Fer, except communally and with fining instead of bidding.

In chemin de fer, as played by CUTwC, each player is dealt a card. There follows a round of bidding, during which players can choose to drop out. Then a second card is dealt to each player. Cards ace through nine are worth their face value; other cards are worth nothing (jokers are not in). The player whose total modulo 10 is highest (closest to 9) wins and everyone else drinks. If there is a tie, the bid carries over to be the minimum bid in the next round. There is the understanding that everyone must be excessively polite during this game, with fines incurred for otherwise normal levels of rudeness.