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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: 3 times a year
Frequency in English language: 72469 / 86800
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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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