Tempeln

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Tempeln
Meine Tante, deine Tante; Naschi Waschi; Stoß, Süßmilch
Adriaen Brouwer - Card playing peasants in a tavern.JPG
Adriaen Brouwer: Card players with kibitzers (c. 1630 painting)
OriginFrance
Typegambling
FamilyBanking
Cards32 or 52
DeckFrench or Piquet
Related games
Basset, Faro
Adriaen Brouwer: Scuffling during a card game (c. 1630 painting)

Tempeln, also known as Meine Tante – Deine Tante, Naschi Waschi, Stoß and Süßmilch, is a very simple historical, German, gambling card game played with French playing cards. It differs from the more complex Basset and Faro in that it omits aspects such as lappé, paroli, etc.

Names[edit]

The names Tempeln and Meine Tante – Deine Tante refer to the 52-card game, the latter being more prevalent today. In Austria-Hungary, where the game was played with a 32-card Piquet pack, it was called Naschi Waschi. The 32-card game in the rest of the German Empire was referred to as Süßmilch.[1]

Playing[edit]

A temple-like shape (hence the name) is usually chalked on the table to form a betting layout with as many 'fields' as there are different cards. For example, if Whist cards are used, thirteen fields are needed (for the Two to Ace); if Piquet cards are used, only 8 fields are needed, in two rows of four.

The banker then draws the cards as in Faro. To the left the bank wins, to the right the punters win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulmann 1890, p. 256.

Sources[edit]

  • Brockhaus (1894). Brockhaus Konversationslexikon
  • Meyer (1908), Meyers Konversationslexikon
  • Ulmann, S. (1890). Das Buch der Familienspiele. A. Hartleben, Vienna, Munich and Pest.