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I love cinch because it is a social game and lots of fun. It is never
over until it is over - just go money!!! I am a seasoned veteran and love the
game. It takes a bit to learn the game but after that you will never look back.
I play a lot of bridge and cinch - bridge is very good for the mind and cinch is
much more social.
My wife and I have been playing Cinch for 3 or 4 years now. It's easy
to learn and fun to play. The rules seem a little intimidating at first but
don't let that stop you. You'll get the hang of it in no time, and you'll meet
some great people and make new friends. We did.
Mike & Diana
While an experienced player of whist, cribbage, etc, I'm a novice at Cinch.
Cinch offers some challenges - playing with a partner, strategy and the 'money'
bid. Lots of people can play given the right venue. Not difficult to learn, just
an opportunity for continued learning playing with different partners and
using new strategies. The game is usually 'fast' and there is always the
adrenaline rush for the finish with the possibility of a money bid. Definitely
not as predictable - an excellent start does not mean an automatic win.
I like Cinch because the game is only with 6 cards and goes quick
- total of 11 points per game - so you aren't all night playing one game. I
myself have been playing for about 9 years so I should feel like a seasoned
player but some hands I get puts me back to a novice, so anything can happen in
this game! This game is my card game of choice because of the fun and any team
can win right to the last minute!
Cinch is not too difficult to learn if you get
a coach the first few times to give pointers such as working toward high card
points, this may be the high or low card and do I need to do different strategy
since the Jack has not turned up or the opposing team has it.
I prefer cinch because it is a light hearted game that doesn't need
terrific concentration so you can also socialize. A whole social group that has
sprung up because of this great game.
I like Cinch because it is easy to learn. I have Fibromyalgia and with
that have a terrible time remembering, but I was able to pick this game up
quickly. It sounds much more complicated than it actually is. I also find that
everyone is so willing to help you and people are not serious. They’re out for a
good time like I am. I can play the cards I enjoy without having to worry that
someone will be upset with me because I played the wrong card. It might be
pointed out to me that I should have played the card at a different time but
always as a suggestion and the reason why.
Quite simply I like the game and find it interesting. I suppose I have to
be considered a seasoned veteran. The basics are very easy to learn but the
bidding tactics and subtleties of the game take longer. Cinch is definitely a
different game but players familiar with Cribbage and Bridge or Whist will find
some similarities. Over the years I have enjoyed many different games and Cinch
is as enjoyable as any and more so than most.
After playing Cinch for just two evenings, I have become an advocate! I
enjoy the quick pace, variety, challenge and especially that it is relatively
easy to learn. After years of euchre, hearts, etc., it is great to have another
interesting option. Playing teams with a partner enhances the fun since he/she
can certainly increase the chance of a win and add to the social aspect. Lots of
laughs and quick turn-abouts! Cinch is really unlike any other card game I've
played, yet still has the feeling of some familiarity about it. I like that I
don't have to remember too much and that there are numerous ways to rack up
points (or lose them!).
I like Cinch because it is a team game which makes it different from most
other card games. I am an experienced card player and have been playing cinch
for five years. Cinch is an easy card game given prior experience with trump
games. Unique aspect of Cinch is playing trump at any time. Team play. Cinch is
most similar to other team based trump games such as bridge or 500.
I look forward to a game of Cinch. The rules are different from most other
games which make it fun and challenging for me. And the other players are very
helpful and help to make it a fun and social evening.
I have been playing cinch for 5 years and really enjoy getting together
with people in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Cinch is a fun partner game,
especially if you play gals against the guys and the guys lose and have to do
the dinner dishes etc. Cinch is not complicated to learn and after playing a few
times most people are comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the bantering. Cinch
is similar to other trump games like "bugger your buddy" or Wizard, but is
simpler with only having six cards in your hand. Take the time to join a cinch
game and see for yourself the enjoyment that is in a deck of cards.