Card Games That Don’t Suck: Bourré

Baller birbs, NBA big money, shootin hoops winnin scoops, please be careful this game is terrifying

This week, our series on the best games that you can play with a 52 card deck gets WILD.

Bourré is the most outrageous gambling game that you’ve never heard of. It has heaps of suave cardplay, and features not just the lure of winning money, but the striking threat of losing it. It’s smart, silly, and barely in control of itself, and we love it to pieces.

(Shut Up & Sit Down does not condone irresponsible gambling. As we always say: If you’re not having fun when you’re losing, it’s definitely time to stop.)