Schnapsen

Schnapsen


Sixty-six or Schnapsen is a fast 5- or 6-card point-trick game of the marriage type for 2–4 players, played with 20 or 24 cards. First recorded in 1718 under the name Mariagen-Spiel, it is the national card game of Austria and also popular in Germany and Hungary.

Closely related games for various numbers of players are popular all over Europe and include Czech/Slovak Mariáš, Hungarian Ulti, Finnish Marjapussi, French Bezique and American Pinochle. Together with the Jack–Nine family they form the large King–Queen family of games.[1]

German Sixty-six is a 6-card game played with a deck of 24 cards consisting of the Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Jack and Nine, worth 11, 10, 4, 3, 2 and 0 card-points, respectively. The other major variant is Austrian Schnapsen, which does not make use of the Nines and has a hand size of 5 cards. The trump suit is determined randomly. Players each begin with a full hand and draw from the stock after each trick. The object in each deal is to be the first player to score 66 points. The cards have a total worth of 120 points, and the last trick is worth 10 points. A player who holds King and Queen of the same suit scores 20 points, or 40 points in trumps, when playing the first of them.

Recent changes:
- Very good intellect of the computer opponents
- Convenient English interface, and 20 more languages as well
- A large selection of faces and backs for the cards
- A large selection of tables
- Computer opponents sounds, and many other sound effects as well
- Different settings option
- Option for playing via Internet against real opponents
- Option for watching other tables and players
- Monthly online tournaments
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About Schnapsen
Sixty-six or Schnapsen is a fast 5- or 6-card point-trick game of the marriage type for 2–4 players, played with 20 or 24 cards. First recorded in 1718 under the name Mariagen-Spiel, it is the national card game of Austria and also popular in Germany and Hungary.

Closely related games for various numbers of players are popular all over Europe and include Czech/Slovak Mariáš, Hungarian Ulti, Finnish Marjapussi, French Bezique and American Pinochle. Together with the Jack–Nine family they form the large King–Queen family of games.[1]

German Sixty-six is a 6-card game played with a deck of 24 cards consisting of the Ace, Ten, King, Queen, Jack and Nine, worth 11, 10, 4, 3, 2 and 0 card-points, respectively. The other major variant is Austrian Schnapsen, which does not make use of the Nines and has a hand size of 5 cards. The trump suit is determined randomly. Players each begin with a full hand and draw from the stock after each trick. The object in each deal is to be the first player to score 66 points. The cards have a total worth of 120 points, and the last trick is worth 10 points. A player who holds King and Queen of the same suit scores 20 points, or 40 points in trumps, when playing the first of them.

Recent changes:
- Very good intellect of the computer opponents
- Convenient English interface, and 20 more languages as well
- A large selection of faces and backs for the cards
- A large selection of tables
- Computer opponents sounds, and many other sound effects as well
- Different settings option
- Option for playing via Internet against real opponents
- Option for watching other tables and players
- Monthly online tournaments

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A Google User
May 19, 2014
This software requires Adobe AIR to work.-------As I don't have, or want Adobe AIR I can only guess at the quality or otherwise of this game..a shame..looked promising!
A Google User
Mar 30, 2014
The AI cheats. It knows exactly what you have in your hand, regardless of how many cards are left in the monte. I know, because it has ONLY thrown away a king or queen when I've got the corresponding card on my hand. It knows you have the card regardless of the cards left in the monte. Counting cards is an important part of the game; this isn't card counting. The AI is not smart. It just knows exactly what's in your hand. This game is not good, do not waste your time.