Mark's Bullseye picks: Good Dog and Super Durak

In the latest episode of Bullseye with Jesse Thorn I talked about the graphic novel Good Dog and the iPhone version of the Russian card game Durak, called Super Durak. (Durak means idiot in Russian. There's no winner in the card game, just a loser - the durak.)


  1. From the wikipedia:
    “Durak is a Russian card game that is popular in post-Soviet states. The object of the game is to get rid of all one’s cards. At the end of the last player with cards in their hand is referred to as the fool (durak).”

    So a durak is a fool (idiot in Russian is actually idiot, pronounced slightly differently), and if you got rid of all of your cards before your opponent(s), you won. Well, unless your definition of a winner in a game has to be singular.

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