Spades, Rummy, Gin Rummy, UNO, Old Maid and Go Fish.
Wow! I don't get to play cards very often anymore, but I guess the one that I did play the most and also like the most when I was actually getting to play more often was Gin (or what some people refer to as Gin Rummy).
You cut 5 inches off??!! I've got nothing that would top that. I have failed the lesson.