Originally Posted by jaziya
I am transcribing travel diaries of my grandfather, who sold railroad equipment around the world. He was a skilled bridge and poker player, born 1881 - died 1953.
He sometimes refers to playing a card game with other passengers on board ship in the 1920s and 1930s. He abbreviates the name of this game as "P.G." I am a non-player of cards. Can any of the members identify the game for me?
Thanks very much!
Hi Jaziya, welcome to the forums!
I have to agree with the DM and Egon, only one I know would be PaiGow, and wilst in traditional form it is meant to be played with tiles, and I dont know if it would have been popular with cards at the dates you mention, I do know that it was being played in the west of the USA (california, nevada) at that time - having been popularised in the decades previously by Asian/eastern immigrants (settlers, workers, dont mean to offend anyone if they are offended by the use of the word immigrant, so please dont take it that way ppl)
It may be a variant of poker as well though - anyone know anything called Poker Gxxxxx?