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Nearly every player has played some sort of card game, so they're all familiar with what a "spade" is. We tell beginning players to make a "spade" by touching their thumbs and index fingers together. Then we have them look up through that "spade" and remember that shape. We also call it a "view finder," which seems to help. It gives players a visual description to key on when they're first learning to set.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|