Faro was the doom of many a Georgian gambler, especially Georgiana. It put both her and her sister thousands of pounds in debt. It was also their favourite game. In fact faro was probably the most popular card game at the time. Lauren will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that even the Queen of France liked to play a round or too.
The game's popular died out with the 18th century was rebirthed in the American Wild West. Go figure, from courtesans to cowboys.
Well, great news! As alerted to by an amazing, yet anonymous commenter, we can play faro online! This saves me the trouble of be boring and explaining the rules in a post which I had been putting off. Sadly though, it's in a wild west setting; so pick up your panniers and dust off that dusty saloon chair, because it is quite addicting.
Now if only the folks at Gleeson.us would make us a version set in Devonshire House. A girl can only hope!