Tonight at Philip’s (happy birthday!) my wife and I learned how to play Eleusis. The gist is that you try to identify a pattern in the sequence of legal and illegal cards played by the participants. The rules for legality vary from deck to deck and are decided by a designated player that rotates. There’s an elaborate scoring system but to a newbie most of the fun was figuring out the pattern. It was oh so stimulating. Especially because I can’t remember the last time I played cards.

Thank you mom (mine, in from Chicago) for babysitting!