2013 International Games Festival in Cannes. Mar 1-3 2013
Traditional and classic games, board games, video games, Japanese Culture playful, Simulation Games, Trading Cards …
(Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Crosswords, Tarot, Belote, Rummy, Bridge, Othello ® , Scrabble ® ,Carrom, Skat, Go game, Mah-Jong, Shogi, Awale …)
You can find the detailed program of tournaments offered at the Festival by going to the section for your favorite game.
Jack of Hearts first appeared in the black & white magazine Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #22 (March, 1976), and was created by writer Bill Mantlo and illustrator Keith Giffen. He was presented as an antagonist for the superhero White Tiger but his origin story in the following issue established him as a hero. His debut appearance in a color comic book was in Incredible Hulk #214 where he fought the Hulk, whom Jack mistakenly believed to be a threat. He later served a brief stint as an ally and apprentice of Iron Man, becoming a regular cast member of the series during Mantlo’s tenure as writer.
Nothing up my sleeve..[Yet]
As with any kind of gambling, the high-stakes nature of Sabacc often led to cheating. Besides various basic sleight-of-hand palming tricks, many cheats used a cheater, a small handheld device that could be secretly used to manipulate the game cards and neutral field to give the user an unfair advantage in the game. Another means involved a skifter, a rigged card that was unobtrusively substituted for a normal one in the deck. Barpotomous Drebble once employed this against Lando Calrissian in a tournament, just before the latter won the deed to Cloud City on the planet Bespin. On some planets, cheating at sabacc could mean death or prison and a heavy fine. Force users who play sabacc may sometimes use the Force to stack the deck, or to view their opponents’ cards..