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SKAT (skat)

A card game for three persons

Common clues: Card game for three; Card game; Game with trump cards; Three-handed card game; It's played with less than a full deck; Game with 32 cards

Crossword puzzle frequency: 5 times a year

Frequency in English language: 72469 / 86800

Skat is the most popular card game in Germany. It is also played in American regions with large German populations, such as Wisconsin and Texas.

It is a three- or four-player game of tricks using a 32-card deck.

The game of skat is not related to the simple American card game called scat, which is a draw-and-discard game.

The deck of 32 cards consists of the cards 7, 8, 9, 10, jack, queen, king and ace in the suits diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs. There are no jokers. Some players in Eastern and Southern Germany and Austria prefer "German" decks with the suits of bells, hearts, leaves and acorns. At tournaments, a compromise deck is used nowadays that has the standard suits but with green spades and yellow diamonds. The choice of deck does not otherwise affect the game's rules.

Suitable packs can be bought prefab in Germany.

Although the game at first sounds quite simple it has great depth. To be a good player it is necessary to practice for several years. Good players can recognize most of the unknown cards of the other players within a few tricks, thus being in advantage.

Rules of Skat

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SKAT (202) 37 We- >1 04 Card game for three

26 Tu >1 01 Three-handed card game

22 We- >1 00 Card game FARO STUD

20 We- >1 03 32-card game

19 Tu >1 02 Three-player card game

11 We >1 06 Game with 32 cards

7 We+ >1 09 32-card card game

6 Fr- >1 08 Game with trump cards

4 We+ >1 08 Game with a 32-card deck

4 Fr >1 02 Game with no card lower than seven

4 We+ >1 08 Three-handed game

03 Game for three

2 Fr- >1 09 Game in which the lowest card is a seven

99 Game played with 32 cards

2 We CSy 08 Game using 32 cards

2 Th- >1 05 It's played with less than a full deck

09 Old card game

2 We NYT 00 Three-person card game

1 Fr NYT 08 Activity in which people are not playing with a full deck

1 Fr NYT 01 Bridgelike game

1 Tu LAT 02 Card game for three players

1 Fr NYT 06 Card game in which jacks are highest trumps

1 Th LAT 99 Card game of yore

1 We NYT 98 Card game played with sevens through aces

00 Card game popular in Europe

1 Sa NYS 06 Card game that doesn't use twos through sixes