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Auction Sheepshead

Game Type
Trick Taking

This is a version of Schafskopf for four people who play two against two as partners.

The cards are dealt four at a time, each hand receiving eight cards. The player on the dealer's left makes first bid or pass, and each other player is allowed one bid. Bidding is by the number of points over 60 that the bidder (with the help of his partner) guarantees to win in play. The only permanent trumps are J♠ (high), J♣, J♥, J♦. The winning bidder names the trump, and the player on the dealer's left makes the first lead. The rest of the rules of play are the same as in Schafskopf.