Sixty-6 – Card Game Principles

The PackThe standard 52-card pack is stripped of all cards except the A, K, Q, J, ten, and 9 of every suit, producing a total of 24 cards.
Rank of CardsA (large), ten, K, Q, J, 9.
The DealDeal six cards each, 3 at a time, starting with your opponent. The thirteenth card is turned up for trump and laid beside undealt cards, which grow to be the stock.
Object of the GameThe purpose is to score 66 points as follows:
Marriage in trumps (K, Q announced) forty
Marriage in any other suit (K, Q announced) 20
Every ace (taken in on tricks) 11
Each ten (taken in on tricks) 10
Each and every king (taken in on tricks) 4
Each queen (taken in on tricks) 3
Every jack (taken in on tricks) 2
Winning final trick ten
The PlayThe non-dealer prospects 1st. No one is obligated to adhere to suit. The increased card of the suit led, or a trump played to a plain-suit lead, wins the trick. The winner of the trick draws the prime card of the stock (the opponent taking the subsequent card), and leads for the following trick.
Either player holding the nine of trumps may possibly exchange it for a higher trump card at any time, offered they have previously won a trick, unless the nine is the final card in the stock. A “marriage” is announced by displaying the acceptable king and queen and top one particular of individuals cards. Marriages may be announced only when 1 of the two cards is played – unless of course a player by showing a marriage can make his score 66 or much more.
The non-dealer may possibly announce a marriage on their first lead and score it after he wins a trick.
After the stock is exhausted or closed, the non-leader on each and every trick have to follow suit if achievable. Marriages might nonetheless be scored.
ClosingEither player could near (end the game), when they have the lead, either prior to or after drawing, by turning down the trump card. Thereafter, no cards are drawn, and the last trick does not score ten factors.
If either player announces for the duration of play that their score is 66 or a lot more, the perform right away stops and the game is “closed.
How to Keep ScoreThe player who initial reaches 66 scores 1 game point. If he reaches 66 before the opponent gets 33 (a “schneider”), he scores two game points if just before the opponent will get a trick (a “schwarz”), he scores three game factors. If neither player scores 66, or each has scored 66 or far more without announcing it, no one particular scores in that hand and 1 game stage is additional to the score of the winner of the subsequent hand.
If a player “closing” will get 66 or a lot more, he scores the identical as if the game had been played out. If the player fails, the opponent scores 2 factors. If a player closes before his opponent has taken a trick, but fails to score 66, the opponent scores three factors.
The player who scores seven game points initial, wins.