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Firehouse Pinochle

Game Type
Pinochle
Age
Adults
Players
4
Deck
Standard

This is the game from which Check Pinochle was derived. It is a four-hand partnership game, with 12 cards dealt to each player and bidding for trump. The player on the dealer's left bids first, and each player has exactly one bid (or he may pass). The minimum bid is 200, and a player does not need any specific holding to bid. The high bidder names the trump and leads first. The game is won by the first side to reach 1,000 points, and the score of the bidding side is counted first.