Card games never go out of style: whether I’m with family or friends, in my home or at camp, a deck of cards always leads to a great time. So when I saw that the Curious 52 lesson for this was “Introduction to Blackjack,” I knew I had to try my hand at the activity!
I started by preparing my materials: I fished out of my closet a couple collectors’ decks of cards that I still had from my magic-loving phase in middle school. I used to think my stainless steel carrying case and mini-deck made me the coolest kid on campus (I may not have been, but at least the gear made card games more fun). I figured a dealer’s visor was also important to get the full experience, but I couldn’t find one, so I improvised with this stylish visored racing helmet.
When I was ready, I played some rounds against myself to master the basics. Thanks to Vegas Aces’ clear explanations, it didn’t take me long to get the hang of the game— before I knew it, I was dealing like a pro. I also mastered the art of hand gestures, which I’ll definitely use to make myself look like a truly seasoned blackjack warrior.
I look forward to playing this game next time I’m looking for a fun card game to pass the time. But don’t tell my Mom - I still have a few years before I’m actually old enough to gamble!