I don’t remember SPIT, but I do remember playing “War” on the top step of my stoop. This was a two-person game. You dealt 26 cards to each player, face down, and you each turned over one at a time. The player whose card had the higher value took both cards. If you both turned over a card with the same value, you had a “War”–you piled three cards on top (face down) and turned over the 4th card. The higher one took all the cards in the war. Sometimes there was a double war–really exciting! My friend Starlet and I sometimes had games that lasted for days.
Original author: Ronne [e-mail]