How To: Play euchre

Play euchre

Tired of losing your shirt playing poker? How about a fun game for couples instead?
You Will Need
* 4 players
* Deck of cards
* Table

Step 1
Form two teams of two. The goal of euchre is to be the first team to score 10 points.

Step 2
Remove cards 2 through 8 of every suit. Shuffle and deal five cards to each player going clockwise around the table. First deal each player two cards, then three cards. Place the remaining four cards, called the kitty, face down in front of you.

Step 3
Turn the top card of the kitty face up and ask the player to your left if the suit of that card should be trump. If the player says, "Pick it up," pick up the card, and discard one from your hand to the kitty. That suit is now trump. If the player passes, the question continues clockwise around the table.

Step 4
The highest card value is the jack of the trump suit, followed by the other jack of the same color, then ace, king, queen, 10, and 9 of the trump suit. In off-suit or non-trump cards, the jack ranks below the queen.

Step 5
If no player chooses the suit of the card to be trump, turn it facedown. The player to the left of the dealer can pick a suit for trump or pass. If the player passes, the option goes clockwise around the table.

Step 6
Player to the left of the dealer leads with any card from their hand. Each player follows suit. If trump is led, the partnership that throws the highest trump card takes the cards won in that hand, called the "trick." If off-suit is thrown, the partnership that throws the highest card of the suit led takes the trick.

Step 7
Failing to follow suit is called a "renege."

Step 8
Count the tricks after all the cards are played.

Step 9
Go alone against the opposing team without the aid of a partner if you are dealt a good hand.

Step 10: Winning the game
Continue the game with the next player dealing a new hand. The game continues until a team wins 10 points.

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