If you haven't spent hour upon hour in the cave-like environment
of a Las Vegas casino drinking watered down vodka tonics with your
new BFFs stroking the smooth colorful felt beneath your fingers,
then I'm providing the rules of Black Jack HERE.
The laid back Black Jack mojo we had going all week was one of
the best "family game night" situations we've ever experienced.
Black Jack is simple enough for kids to learn quickly, with a
lovely risk-taking element my boys totally dug. At one point Truman
bet his whole pot two times in a row getting 21 on the first hand
and then beating the dealer again on the second. I mean come on,
that kinda drama just does not happen in Clue.
If you're still not convinced that teaching your kids to
gamble is a good idea, just think of it as math homework. With
every round your little gamblin' machines have to add their cards
up quickly to know whether to hit, stay, or double down. And then
there's the probability factor...It's practically gifted
I seriously wish my mom would have gambled with me as a kid, as
I can still be caught counting on my fingers under the table from
time to time. So, the next time you're at Costco or Target, get
yourself a set of poker chips, a few decks of cards, a bottle of
Tequila for the dealer, and let the family bonding begin!
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
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