The Pinochle group has seven regular members and needs one more regular player and one more substitute, as we have had instances when a couple cannot play. We play double-deck Pinochle and have “cheat sheets” available to help new players with rules and melds to help those who may have played by different melds or rules. If we have eight players, we play two games. Other combinations of players required longer play and sometimes we cannot play two games between 1:30 and 4:30. Hosts rotate and provide a dessert and beverage at “half time”.