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Austrian Schnapsen (based on German “66”), is an awesome point-trick card game that uses European point system:
A = 11
10 = 10
K = 4
Q = 3
J = 2
You try to “go out” with 66 points in won tricks. If you get a “royal marriage” ( KQ pair, trump suit) worth 40 points, you may be confident to close the talon and play out cards in hand. But if you don’t get 66, the last trick played wins entire hand. A “plain marriage” (KQ same-suit) is worth 20 points.
Scoring for hands won goes like this:
2 points if ＞= 66 points and opponent ＜ 33 points
1 points if ＞= 66 points and opponent ＜= 33 points
3 points if ＞= 66 points and opponent didn’t win any trick.
1 point for last trick won if talon/hand is exhausted.
You play game to 7 points: German “66” scores 0 to 7; Schnapsen scores 7 to 0.
In informal games, you may look at your own won-trick cards.
Trump Jack may be replaced with facing trump card at bottom of talon.
Lead trick and opponent do not have to play trump (trump always wins trick), but other player must play led suit or trump if he/she has it, after 1) talon is closed or 2) talon is exhausted.
Schnapsen is a romantic game that evokes winter evenings by the fireplace, in a Teutonic forest cabin, with a special lover ❤️
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