Good news, it turns out I am amazing at poker (that could be a bluff, you don't know, that's a part of the fun). The one we used to play to kill time is píšťalka, but I'm not sure that the word translates. There is bidding for cards and it involves the suits and communicating with your partner what you have or don't have. It's simple enough, but because we are Tranavians there was once a conflict between four families that lasted 17 years because of a game of píšťalka. I've gotten out of many a boring party by bringing up that game and who cheated, and left once the debate started to rage.
Anyway, now I want to learn more games to be amazing at, so who will teach me theirs?