The New England Academy of 45s was created to promote
the partners' version of the card game of 45s.
We are located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which is unfortunately away from most the action in this area. Most people that play in Massachusetts play in the Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell areas. Internationally, there is a large number of people that play in Nova Scotia and we've also heard of people from Ireland. Currently, we are trying to gather information on the differences in the games played in these areas as well as where this game came from.
We have a new email address:
Saturday, July 13,
What is 45s?
45s is a bidding/trick based game played with 2-10 people, as individuals or teams. Here at the Academy we only play 4-player, partners 45s. We may play an occasional game of cut-throat if necessary but we won't admit to that. If you would like to know how to play with more than 4 people see the link below to "Forty Fives" by Bob Reichert.
The NEA45s holds its tournaments at the Sad Cafe once a month. The Cafe is also a music cafe in Plaistow, NH with live music and other events. See their website for a schedule.
Here is a link for a 4 player (one human player, with a computer partner and two computer opponents) CD-ROM version of 45s. Don't play against the dog, he's lucky as hell.
"Forty Fives" Book:
This is the only 45s book we have ever seen. It's written by Robert Reichert from Haverhill, MA. It gives rules for 2 to 10 people and also has misdeal rules.