Rules

  • Every player owns 16 cards. 8 of them are face down 8 of them are face up.

  • A face down card can only be opened after a face up card covering it has been played.

  • Each game has a randomly chosen 'trump' card [8].

  • All four Jacks are counted as trumps and do not belong to their suits.

  • If a color (e.g. heart) is selected as 'trump' all seven hearts as well as all four Jacks count as trumps, making 11 trump cards.

  • Jacks beat each other in order (greatest to least): Club->Spade->Heart->Diamond.

  • The sequence of cards for a trump color: Jack of clubs, Jack of spades, Jack of hearts, Jack of diamonds, Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Nine, Eight, Seven.

  • The sequence of cards for a non-trump color: Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Nine, Eight, Seven.

  • The values of the cards (highest to lowest):

CardValue
Ace11
Ten10
King4
Queen3
Jack2
Nine0
Eight0
Seven0
  • A special 'trump' game is called the Grand. In this game no suit is trump and only the four Jacks count as trump. This game type is indicated by the symbol of a Jack's head [8] on the score board [6].

  • If player starts the round he has a choice of cards to play with, either a card from a suite or a 'trump' card.

  • Only the face up cards from the player's own stack can be used to play the round.

  • Player who wins the round starts the next one.

  • The player who wins the round adds values of the cards played in that round to his/her score.

  • Player with more than 60 points wins the game.

  • If both players finish with 60 points each the game ends in a draw.

  • For each game a certain amount of victory points is awarded and added to the overall score.

PointsScore
601
61 to 902
91 to 1193
1204