Shroud of the Reaper - Aces & 8s.... Dead Man's Hand


Date15th May 2022
SeasonSeason starting January 2022
EditionThird Edition
Format1 day, Singles, 3 games, 2000 points.
LocationFreemantle Hall, 51-75 Bexley High St, Bexley
PackEvent Pack



Date: 15th May 2022
Days: 1 day
Rounds: 3
Points Level: 2000
Time on Clock: 55 minutes
Scoring System: King of Herts

Why is it called: Aces & 8s?
The 15th May is the day Las Vegas came into being, the gamblers den.

The most famous gamblers hand of all consisted of the black aces and black eights. The pair of aces and eights, along with an unknown hole card.

Aces over 8s or the Dead Mans hand.

The hand held by Old West folk hero, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok when he was murdered while playing a game.

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Freemantle Hall, 51-75 Bexley High St, Bexleyheath, Bexley, DA5 1AA