Pisha Paysha #general


Paula Eisenstein Baker
 

I know the string game Carole is describing, but it wasn't called "Pisha
paysha" in my family!

"Pisha paysha" was a two-person card game, whose rules, alas, I don't
remember, but my father played it and had learned it >from his mother
(born in Kovno ca. 1880).

Paula Eisenstein Baker
Houston, TX

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I suspect this game was known by different names which may identify the
geographic region in which it was played. "Pisha paysha"
was probably played in eastern Galicia, since my
grandmother came >from Drohobycz. If she learned it in her
childhood, then the game was played in the 1890s.
Do any other Genners recall this game? By what name did
you know it? >from what geographic region did those who
played it come?

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