"We could play bezique, or euchre if you'd prefer"
Two trick-taking card games. Bezique
is a two-person game that was developed in France; Winston Churchill was fond of it, although it reached the height of its popularity in the latter half of the nineteenth century, in France and Britain. Euchre
was once considered the national card game of America, having been imported by German settlers; it too was at its most popular during the nineteenth century. Euchre is responsible for introducing the joker into a standard pack of playing cards. Jokers were used as top trumps in the game.