Four-handed All Fours

Four-handed All Fours

Four-handed All Fours is a four player card game.

Method of play

The players cut to decide who shall be partners;the two highest playing against the two lowest, andfacing each other, as at Whist. The right to thefirst deal is decided, by the cut, the highest dealing.Afterwards each player deals in rotation.

The dealer and the elder hand alone look at theircards in the first instance, the option of beggingresting with the latter. The other two playersmust not take up their cards till the dealer hasdecided whether he will "give one" or "run thecards" for a new trump.

The players play in succession as at Whist, fourcards constituting a trick. In other respects, theplay is the same as in the two-handed All Fours.

card values

* For each ten (trump or otherwise) 10
* For each ace 4
* For each king 3
* For each queen 2
* For each knave 1

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