Suit Yourself

 

How To Play:

Players begin a game of Suit Yourself by shuffling a standard deck of 52 cards and dealing it out to evenly to each player. Each player takes the 13 cards they have been deal to form their hand. Players can freely adjust cards in their hand but cannot show anyone else the cards they have.

Each player chooses one card from their hand to keep face down as their initial bid. By bidding a card, players are claiming they will win or tie for the most cards of that particular suit taken in tricks. If they are successful, they score points equal to the rank of the bid (face cards are worth 10 points and aces are worth 11 points). After choosing an initial bid, players will pass one card face down to each other player. After receiving the pass, each player will now make a second bid. The player with the two of clubs will reveal it (even if it was used as a bid) and they will begin the game.

Whenever a player begins a trick, they may play any card from their hand. Each player in turn most then follow a card of the same suit (if they have one) or if they do not have cards of the led suit, they can play any card. In general, the highest card of the led suit takes the trick and begins the next turn. There is one circumstance where this is not the case. When a player leads a particular suit, if a player would take their turn without having to follow that suit, they may play a card of the opposite color to "TRUMP" the trick. A "TRUMP" card has the value just higher than the matching card from the led suit. (Example: If the led suit was Hearts, a Jack of Clubs could be higher than a Jack of Hearts but lower than a Queen of Hearts.)

Other players will still be required to play the initially led suit if applicable. If they can't follow the initial suit, they are required to follow the "TRUMP" suit. If they can't follow the "TRUMP" suit, they may play any other card in their hand. If they play a card of the remaining suit with color opposite of the "TRUMP" suit, that suit becomes "SUPERTRUMP". A single round may contain a led suit, a "TRUMP" suit, a "SUPERTRUMP" suit, and an "ALPHA" suit.

 

"ALPHA" beats "SUPERTRUMP" which beats "TRUMP" which beats the led suit. However, players must play the led suit before playing "TRUMP" before playing "SUPERTRUMP" before playing "ALPHA".

Play continues until players have no cards in hand. They then reveal their bids and count to see which bids they won and which they lost. Scores are then tallied and if no player has crossed the 50 point threshold, the cards are shuffled together, dealt out, and a new round starts.

 

As soon as at least one player has scored 50 points or more, the game is over. If there is a tie, the tied player who earned more points in the last round is the winner. If there is still a tie, the tied player who won more of their bids in the last round is the winner. If there is still a tie, players share the victory.

 

What you will need:

1 Deck of Cards

 

How To Win:

Be The First Player To Score 50 Points