WHIST

Players: 4 (2 teams of 2)

Goal: Win the most tricks to acquire points

Rules:

  • Divide the four players into two teams. Ensure each player has a player from the opponent's team on either side.

  • A dealer is randomly selected from the group. Deal out face down all the cards, 13 to each player. The final card dealt to the dealer is dealt face-up. The suit on this card will be the trump suit for that round.

  • The players may assess their cards, and the dealer may hide the last card dealt.

  • The rank of the cards within each suit in ascending order is: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A.

  • The player to the left of the dealer begins by laying any card. The suit on this card is the leading suit. The other players play a card to that trick in clockwise order, following the leading suit if they have a card that complies. If a player does not have a card of the leading suit, the player may play any card to either discard or trump.

  • The highest card of the leading suit wins the trick unless someone played a trump card. Cards of the trump suit always beat cards of other suits.

  • The game continues until all 13 tricks are played, after which the point score is recorded.

  • The side that won more tricks scores 1 point for each trick won more than six (Example: if the trick count is 8 to 5, the winning team gets 2 points). The game is played until one team gets five points.

  • The player who played the card that took the trick for the team may ask the question on the card played. The opponent to the left of the player must answer the question.