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Sounds like a variation on what the internet tells me is called Kemps. (Edit: The specific variation being Spoons related but Spoons has the bluffing but not the team aspects.. There is a more modern board game that has a similar mechanic of getting your partner to announce you have the victory via secret signals I'll see if I can find it.
Spider Solitaire? It's a pre-loaded game on Windows.... I could be wrong but it sounds exactly the same. Check your PC games and try it. Note that in the PC version you can select whether to play with all 4 suits or just one or two.
Looking through my copy of "The complete patience book" - an old tome indeed, the nearest I can see is "Persian", sometimes called "Bezique" which plays as you've said but using a deck without 6s,5s,4s,3s and 2s.
Regarding the game rules and origin: It appears that this game is not widely know in English on the Internet. However, I found two families of card games played in other parts of Asia that appear to be related. Regarding the name: "Kaali Teeri" or in English "Three of Spades" is of course a perfectly normal and logical name for a game of this nature. Based ...
Endangered Species matches most of your criteria. It was released before the 90s, has a square board, and involves collecting animals from different environments (although each group represents a different continent, rather than a biome). However, there is no mountain in the middle, but that was the part you sounded least certain about.
This sounds like a 2-deck variation of the game, 'Golf'. The wikipedia page lists it as a starting with a 7 x 5 card layout. This website has a 2-deck version, which starts with a 9 x 7 card layout. More rules or game play example might help to narrow it down.
It's Mexicali and a company made a pretty cool version of it for retail with a pirate them. It's called "Dead Man's Chest" and comes in a small wooden crate with two D6 with a skull and crossbones for the "1" side as well as a bunch of small gems and reference cards that list the hierarchy of the possible combinations. Each player gets five gems and loses ...
Sounds to me like Plinko. I know it from the Price is Right, but commercial versions are likely out there.
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