The Diary of a Nobody (Bezique)
Have you ever heard of Bézique? I hadn't either.
Check out this great video tutorial first:
Then read through the instructions by clicking here. This is a window that I keep open on my laptop so that when we play, we have all the different combinations on hand.
The first time my husband and I played, it was slow going. I admit that it was frustrating at first because so much was unfamiliar. But each time we played, we got faster and enjoyed it more.
It is one of the games that once you focus on it, you will begin to see it popping up in other classic novels, like Whist.