Euchre is a fun card game that is played on with a 24 card deck consisting of 9's, 10's, jacks, queens, kings and aces. The dealer deals 5 cards to each of the players and leaves one card face up after all the players have their cards.
The highest card in any trump (suit called) is the Jack (right bower) in that suit. The next highest card is the other Jack (left bower) of the same color. Next follows Ace, King, Queen, 10, 9. The other Off suit cards go from the Ace -> 9. Note: The left bower is considered trump and is not put in this order. A trump card is higher than any non-trump card.
The table is played clockwise with the person to the left of the dealer going first. The person beside the dealer has the choice to 1) order up the card to the dealer 2) Order up the card to the dealer and go alone without a partner 3) Pass to the next person.
This goes around the table until it gets to the dealer who has the same options as above except instead of passing, the dealer turns down the card. IF the dealer turns down the card, the person to the left can call any suit they want to be trump (except the suit that was turned down). They have the option to 1) call a suit 2) call a suit and go alone 3) pass to the next person. If it is passed around to the dealer again the dealer can call, go alone or discard the hand. If the dealer discards the hand, the player to the left becomes the dealer and deals a new hand.
After a suit has been called, the person to the left of the dealer plays a card.
Scoring: In order to gain points when you or your partner have called a hand you must take 3 of the 5 tricks (hands). If you get the 3 tricks you score 1 point. If you get 5 tricks, you get 2 points. If you are successful at a Loner (playing a hand without your partner) and get all 5 tricks you get 4 points. IF you and your partner don't get 3 of the 5 tricks when you've called, you get euchred. Your opponents get 2 points for the euchre.
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