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Four-Hand Five Hundred

Game Type
Trick Taking
Kids, Adults
2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Based on the basic rules of Five Hundred
The four-hand game of Five Hundred is played with fixed partnerships; the partners sit opposite each other. The pack is 42 or 43 cards, made by discarding the twos, threes, and black 4s from a standard 52-card pack, and adding a joker if desired. Many people play without a joker. Each player receives 10 cards, and the remaining cards go to the widow. If one side's score reaches minus 500, the opponents win the game. All other rules are the same as in Three-Hand Five Hundred.