Four competing players participate in the game. The objective of the game is to get the lowest possible score at the end of the game. It is played with the French deck of 52 cards.
At the start of each game, the deck is shuffled and 13 cards are dealt to each player. In each round or "trick", each player will throw one of his cards, following the order of the table in a clockwise direction
Once the cards are dealt, there is a first phase in which the player must discard 3 cards that he will send to another player of the table in the following way:
Once the cards have been changed, the rounds or tricks start. In the first round, the player who possesses the two of clubs leaves in his hand and must leave with that card. Then and following the clockwise direction, it will be the turn of the next player who must draw a card of the same suit. If a player does not have a card of that suit he must take another card of any suit with the following exceptions:
Win a trick the player who throws the card of more value that is of the suit from which the first player in the round has left. The correlation of the value of the cards is as follows: Ace, King, Lady, Jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four three and two.
To count the score of each player, you have to add the value of the cards of the tricks that you have taken:
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Once the round is over, the player who has won the trick by following the above criteria picks up the four cards and stores them on his mount. The player who has taken the trick, starts throwing in the next round.
The player who wins the trick can throw any card but can not leave hearts until a player has dropped a card from that suit for not being able to follow the suit.
The 13 rounds or tricks are played until all players run out of cards and the game ends. Next, we proceed to count points in the mounts of the four players.
For each player the cards of his mount are analyzed. It takes 1 point for each heart you have and 13 points for the queen of spades. The points of the last game are added to the points accumulated in the previous games. If a player reaches the 50 points, the game ends and the winner is the player with the least accumulated points. In case no player reaches the 50 points, a new game starts and so on until someone reaches that score.
If a player has all the hearts and the queen of spades in his mount and, therefore, all the points (26), it is said that he has reached the moon i> and the following score is applied:
Follow the stick i>.
Reach the moon i>.
Black Lady i>.
Broken hearts i>.