|Ranking and Point Values of Cards|
|Non-Trump Suit||Point Value||Trump Suit||Point Value|
There is also a 5-point bonus for the last trick, making 157 points in all.
Game to 3000 points.
After the deal, forehand either chooses a contract or "shoves" the responsibility to the partner. In the latter case, the partner either chooses a contract or shoves it back to forehand. In the latter case, forehand must choose a contract.
|Acorns||single||This suit is trump|
|Flowers||single||This suit is trump|
|Shields||double||This suit is trump|
|Bells||double||This suit is trump|
|Obenabe||triple||No trump. An 8 counts 8 points.|
|Undenufe||quadruple||No trump with suits inverted. Suit order is 6 (highest), 7, 8, 9, 10, Under, Ober, King, Ace (lowest). An 8 counts 8 points.|
Forehand leads the first trick.
In No Trump games, follow suit when possible. If not possible, play any card.
In Trump games, player has the choice of following suit or playing a trump. If unable to follow suit, may play any card except ...
Undertrumping. If a non-trump was led and later trumped, no player is allowed to play a lower trump unless unable to play any other card.
It is never required to play the Under of trumps.
Weis. During the first trick, just before laying a card, each player announces their Weis. The team with the most valuable one will get to score all of the Weis that they have while the opponents receive nothing.
|Type of Weis (lowest to highest)||Points|
|sequence of three cards in suit||20|
|sequence of four cards in suit||50|
|sequence of five or more cards in suit||100|
The method of announcement is simply to say what type(s) you have.
This should reveal which is the most valuable. But if there is a tie,
then both players say what their high card is, the higher card wins.
If still tied, the trump suit takes precedence over non-trumps.
If still tied, the player who will play to the first trick first wins.
The same card cannot be used in two different combinations.
A sequence of seven scores no more than a sequence of five (though it beats it).
As sequence of eight (or nine) can be treated as a sequence of five and one of three (or four).
The players do not show
Also: A player holding both the King and Ober of the trump suit announces this as the second of them is played and scores 20 points multipled by the scoring multiple.