Most westerners may not be familiar with this poker game, but it is the most popular card game in easterners,
It is a simple, skillful, and fascinating game.
This is a traditional three players poker game in which the Declarer against two Defenders. The game goal is to be the first one who has no cards left in hand. Try to run your cards quickly and prevent your opponent or opponents get hand to led. To win the game, you need some good cards, a better plan, and may be a little bit luck. Something a bit like to play bridge.
This poker game is played with 54 cards. First, Each player is dealt 17 cards in hand (total 54 cards, the declarer will get the 3 left cards).
After dealing cards, The players take turns to bid score, pass, 1, 2 or 3. The player who bids the highest score will be the declarer, who will get the 3 left cards, the other two be defenders.
Declarer -- the player who bids the highest score.
Defenders -- opponents of declarer.
Rank (Lowest to highest): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A, 2, black joker, red joker.
You can bid pass, if your cards are not so good; you can bid 3, if your cards are very good. Yes, you can bid 1 or 2. If no one bid higher score, the one who bid the highest score will be the declarer and gets the 3 left cards. The highest score will be the basic score for calculating player’s score in the end. For example, The highest score is 3, you are the declarer, if you win the game, your score will be 3+3 = 6, the two opponents’s score will be -3. If you lose the game, your score will be -3+(-3) = -6, the two opponents’s score will be 3. So, the higher score you bid, if you win, you will get higher score; if you lose, you will lose more.
Rules of play
The declarer will lead first. The player can play a single card or a card set that allow the player play more cards when he get hand to led and harder to be covered by opponents, other players take turns to play, they can pass (do not follow any cards) or cover with the same and higher card set or a bomb (four of a kind) or atomic bomb ( two jokers ).
Card Set Definition (that allow the player play more cards when he get hand to led)
- - Single: one card
- - Pair: two cards with same value.
- - Three of a kind: three cards with same value.
- - Three and One: three cards with same value and one card with any other value.
- - Three and a pair: three cards with same value and two cards with some value.
- - Straight: at least Five cards or more than five cards.
- - Bomb (Four of a kind) : four cards with same value that can cover all card sets except Atomic Bomb.
- - Atomic Bomb: two jokers which forms the Atomic Bomb that can cover all card sets.
For more card set and detailed scoring rules, please Refer to the App Help file.