Fancy a bit of four-max, with jokers, playing for points? No, not poker, we’re talking MeldX which may sound like vulcan porn but is actually a really rather enticing-looking ginrummy-esque board game. One of the last tournaments of this year’s Irish Poker Open, this unusual addition to the schedule makes sense once you describe it as a “cross between kalooki and mah jong where you can do lots of other stuff with wild tiles*” as it was described to me last night.
Have a look at these cheerfully emblazoned tables where between 2 and 4 players age 6+ are currently battling in their newly popular mindsport:
*also my dj name