The Charlesmagne is a game of tricks with Trump, which is played 4 players, in team of 2. The partners sat one opposite the other. One uses 34 cards (either: two joker and the ACE to the seven).
The play is played in five stages, that is to say: gives cards, bidding, take the kitty, Choice trump and play the cards.
Deal, bidding and play proceed clockwise. The first dealer is chosen at random, and the turn to deal rotates clockwise after each hand. The cards are shuffled and cut and the dealer deals 8 cards to each player and 2 face down in the middle of the table to form the kitty.
The player left of the dealer and other players can announce a (contract) or pass. Each ad appoint a number of tricks, and must have a higher value than previous announcements.
Take of kitty
The contractor begins by picking up the two cards of the kitty (without showing them to the other players), and discarding any 2 cards face down in their place. The cards discarded can include cards which were picked up from the kitty.
The choose player trump desires.
Play of card
The player having made strongest bidding starts to play.
He is obligatory to provide to the kind of the first played card. If a player does not have a card of the kind requested, it plays the card that it wants (Trump or not). Both Joker and the Small Jack are always regarded as being same kind of Trump.
For example, if Trump is Spades, the Jack of Clubs is regarded as being a card of Spades and not a card of Clubs. If a player starts to play by the Jack of Clubs (Small Jack), the other players must play in Spades. If the first played card is Clubs (whereas Trump is Spades), a player can neither play the Clubs Jack, nor the two jokers if it still has cards of Clubs.
The player who gained the trick is that which starts to play the following turn.
The order of the cards is as follows: (If the trump is Spades)
Jack Spade (Jack Big)
Jack Club (Jack Small)
The other cards in Heart, Diamonds and Clubs are in the following order:
Note: if Trump is Clubs the Small Jack is the Jack of Spades
if Trump is Hearts the Small Jack is the Jack of Diamonds
if Trump is Diamonds the Small Jack is the Jack of Hearts
In No Trump, the Jokers are regarded as of Trumps, and gains the trick where they are played, though it arrives.
To gain our bidding, it is necessary to collect the same number of trick as one bidding. (Example: bidding 6 Spades, it is necessary to gain 6 tricks). If the attack team gains her bidding, it marks the number of corresponding points. If it loses its bidding then it is the other team which marks the number of corresponding points.
The winner is the first team to reach 21 points. When the game is bidding, it is necessary to gain the 8 tricks and it is the game which one gains or loses according to the result.
Charlesmagne is a free software application from the Card Games subcategory, part of the Games & Entertainment category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-09-12. The program can be installed on Android.
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