Cardgame 28

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Jack and the Nine are the highest cards in every suit in this South Asian game. This is from the European family of Jass games, which originated in the Netherlands. This was brought to the Indian subcontinent from South Africa, by Asians. This game had been influenced by the Afrikaans game of Klawerjas.
Cardgame 28 is played mostly in South India. It is closely related to, and perhaps succeeded from, the similar north Indian game 29.

Team And Points
  • Cardgame 28 is mainly played by four players, partners facing each other.
  • 32 cards from a standard 52-deck of cards are used for playing this game.
  • There are eight cards in each of the usual "French" suits: hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades. 
  • The cards in every suit rank from high to low: J-9-A-10-K-Q-8-7. 
  • The games aim is to win tricks containing valuable cards. 
  • (1). From the entry page you can select between Individual /Team game. You may double-click on a Table with an empty seat. On the Individual table, you take Chair 1. (2). The computer plays for the empty chairs. Individual Table has 4 teams where the players bid against each other , but plays 1 against 3 for the game. The Team table has the traditional 2 teams seated alternately. Focus is on the traditional game below. (3). Cards ranked J=3, 9=2, A & 10 = 1, K, Q, 8, 7 = 0 add to a total 28 points with 4 suits. (4). A fulfilled bid of 14-19 gets 1 Score point, 20 to 23 scores 2, 24-27 scores 3, and 28 scores 4. (5). The game is played counterclockwise, the dealer rotating by game. Dealer shuffles the deck of cards, which is cut by the player to the left, and deals 4 cards to each player (half the deck). (6). A minimum bid of 14 is compulsory for player to the right of the dealer, entering in the Call Count. Click on Call. (7). The bidder tables the trump face down by clicking a card in the suit. Then click on Call. (8). The player to the right can bid higher or Pass by clicking the Pass button. If she passes, the bid now turns to her partner (dealer) . If a bid is made by the partner, the player to his left can bid over it. If he ( dealer in this case) passed, the player to the left can only bid 20 or higher over his partner�s standing bid. (9). Now the Dealer deals the remaining 4 cards each. (10). The player who had the final bid, can now raise it to 22 or higher. Then other players can bid over it by the principle in item: 8. (11). Play for the 1st trick is initiated by the player to the right of the dealer. A player cannot open with a card she has made the final bid upon, until it is opened by a player for trumping a void suit played or she holds no other suit. (12). Playing with all trumps in 1 hand or within the same team nullifies the game. (?) there is option for �Delete last game� (13). The other players must follow suit. You can either trump or discard another card, if you void in the suit led. You click on the face-down trump card to open it, to trump the suit. (14). The highest card in the suit wins the trick, unless it is trumped. The highest trump wins the trick. (15). Anyone can fold the trick The points are accumulated against each team in the point box.

The values of the cards are:  
    J   =  3  Points
     9   =  2 Points   
A   = 1 Point
10  = 1 Point
K   = 0 Point
Q   = 0 Point
8   = 0 Point
7   = 0 Point 

This gives a total of 28 points for cards, hence the name came as 28 for this game.

Card Shuffling and Card Distribution
Deal and play are counter-clockwise; the cards shuffling is done by the dealer and cut is done by the player to dealer's left. Deal Four cards each player, one at a time.

Players bid for the right to choose trumps based on these four cards. Each bid is a number, and the highest bidder undertakes that his or her side will win in tricks at least the number of points bid.

The player to dealer's right speaks first, and must bid at least 14. Subsequent players, in counter-clockwise order, may either bid higher or pass. The auction continues for as many rounds as necessary until three players pass in succession.

There is one restriction during the bidding: if you wish to bid over your partner's bid, your left hand opponent having passed, you must bid at least 20.

The final bidder chooses a trump suit on the basis of his or her four cards, and places a card of this suit face down. The card is not shown to the other 

players, who therefore will not know at first what suit is trumps: it remains face down in front of the bidder until at some point during the play someone calls for the trump suit to be exposed.

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