Setting is eastern North Carolina, although the setting isn't too relevant.
I'm looking for a card game that:
-is fairly complicated
-can be played by two people, and adding more people wouldn't affect gameplay
-is considered fairly intellectual or sophisticated
-would be a challenge to cheat on, but not impossible (cheating methods would also be appreciated...)
-doesn't have an embarrassing/childish name
The number of decks needed don't matter.
My original thought was Bridge, but I was told it wouldn't work with just two people. My stepdad suggested Canasta, but I don't know anything about it.
I checked Wikipedia's card games list, but Jiminy Cricket is it ever epic. And I'm not sure how to Google this, as there are a lot of points to cover.
I need an affectionate nickname for a Grandmother, Aunt, or Great Aunt. Something along the lines of "Nana," but preferably from a European language. I know this is vague, but I looked through all, oh, seven languages on Babelfish and the best I could come up with was "Nonna," which it says is grandmother in Italian.
As a note, the exact meaning doesn't have to be one of the three, as long as it's generally an older/elder(ly) woman that one is rather close to. Taken care of, thanks!
Thanks in advance. :3