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A, K, Q, 10, 9, 8, 7. The trump suit always contains nine cards; the next suit (same color as the trump) contains seven; the cross suits (opposite color from the trump) each contain eight. PRELIMINARIES. Draw cards for partners, seats, and first deal. The two lowest play against the two highest; lowest card has choice of seats and is the first dealer. In drawing, the ace is low, below the seven. Two or more players drawing equal cards must draw again. Partners sit opposite each other. Dealer has the right to shuffle last.

29 Euchre IN ONE PERIOD (1880-1905) this was the most popular "family" game in the United States. It is closely related to three other "national" games: Ecarte in France, Napoleon in England, and Spoil Five in Ireland. PLAYERS. Four players, in two partnerships. Euchre has been adapted to any number of players from two to seven. These variants are described after the four-hand game. CARDS. The pack of 32. The rank of cards in each suit is, in general: A (high), K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7. But in the trump suit, the jack (called right bower) is elevated to the highest trump, and the second-highest trump is the other jack of the same color as right bower (called left bower).

If a player so mixes the tricks that a claim of revoke against his side cannot be proved, the claim must be considered proved. Upon proof of established revoke, the non-revoking side has the option of scoring the hand as played or of taking the revoke penalty. The revoke penalty is 2 points, which may be either added to the score of the non-revoking side or subtracted from the score of its opponents. If the revoke was made by the opponents of a lone hand, the penalty is 4 points. 32 THREE-HAND (CUTTHROAT) EUCHRE In a three-hand game only three hands are dealt.

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