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How to Win Old Maid
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Keep the same demeanor throughout the game.
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Hi, this is Angela with About.com and today I'm going to show you how to win Old Maid. Old Maid is a game largely of luck but that doesn't mean there aren't any strategies you can take to ensure a win.It's all about your poker face and how well you can bluff. Do more than be indifferent. Send false signs to your opponent. By sending the slightest signs of alarm or happiness and even better, mixed signs your opponent cannot read, you can send them in the direction you want them to go.Intimidation puts pressure on your opponent. There is no way you can control exactly what card he or she is going to choose so just leave it up to them to make a mistake. Don't look at your cards when offering them to your left, just stare your opponent dead in the eye, face plain and calm in a way it's almost scary. If you see confusion or pressure flicker in their eyes, give a small smile to throw them off balance. When they, and you, are stirred up there is a better chance of picking the Old Maid card. Remain calm throughout the game and think things through. Pay attention to the general area, and patterns of your opponent when they draw cards. If you receive the Old Maid card, place it in the most likely place they will draw from and try your best to look innocent. If you usually place cards with their pair, place the Old Maid card in the same fashion. It is wise not to pick close to the card your opponent just got, and your opponent will probably do the same. Most people usually pick towards the middle than the ends. Don't be fooled by or underestimate your opponent. At any time, your opponent could have the Old Maid card and you could draw it. Keep the same demeanor throughout the game. This should help you avoid the Old Maid, if not ensure victory.Thanks for watching! To learn more, visit us on the web at About.com.
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