You booked the idyllic little cabin in the woods. There’s a nice little fire going in the 19th-century fireplace. The natural wine is flowing. And the sweaters and blankets have been taken out of storage. Yep. It’s peak cozy time. Even if that idyllic little cabin in the woods is plugged into some high-speed WiFi, let’s face it, any type of screen time would simply ruin the mood. This ambiance calls for a deck of cards and some intense gameplay to joyfully pass the off-grid hours. But what game to play? Might we suggest: euchre.
Pronounced yew-ker, this card game has roots all over the world but remains popular in the U.S. Midwest—especially in Michigan. In fact, Michigan Radio named the Mitten State “the buckle of the ‘Euchre Belt,’” which includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It also has legs in Canada, specifically Ontario. So don’t be surprised if your friend from Upstate New York knows how to play, too.