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Euchre


A trick taking game played with two teams of two sitting directly across from each other. Variations of Euchre are played in North America, including parts of Canada and the United States. In the U.S. Euchre is played primarily in the Midwest, and in the eastern states a version of the game is known as Bacon. It is a popular game within the US Navy. It is also played in Australia and New Zealand. Play with your friends for a fast paced exciting game or a more thoughtful relaxed game.

Objective:

Euchre is a trick taking game and the object of the game is to score the most points. The goal of each hand is to win at least 3 tricks.

To Deal:

At the beginning of the game the dealer is randomly selected. During the game the deal continues around the table clockwise. The player to the left of the dealer plays first and play continues clockwise around the table. The player that wins the trick leads to the next trick.

Euchre uses a deck of 24 cards consisting of A K Q J 10 9 in each of the four suits: hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. This is a game for four players with 2 sets of 2 partners sitting opposite of each other and five cards are dealt to each player. The remaining cards are placed face down on the table in front of the dealer and the top card is turned face up.

Game Play:

Before play begins a trump suit must be made.

Making Trump is the process that determines the trump suit and which team are the "Makers" who must win three tricks. First each player in turn, beginning with the player to the dealer's left, has the option of ordering up the up-card's suit as trump or passing, for example:

Going Alone occurs when any player who is naming trump believes they can win all 5 tricks they may call Alone. When a player goes Alone their partner does not play, but they still must win 3 tricks to score a point. However, if the win all 5 tricks they score 4 points rather than the 2 points scored if both partners playing together win all 5 tricks.

Once trump has been made actual game play begins:

The trump suit consists of 7 cards and the ranking from highest value to lowest value is as follows:

Scoring:

If a member of the Makers' team is playing Alone and wins all 5 tricks, the team scores 4 points instead of 2, if they win 3 or 4 tricks they score one point, and if they get Euchred the Defenders score 2 points.

Winning:

The first team to reach 10 points wins the game.

Power Cards:

Modified on 10/26/16 from Wikipedia

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