3 players. Play online with family and friends, over the internet or across a home network
Perfrance is a trump and trick-taking card game, played with only 7s through aces. Each player is dealt ten cards, leaving two cards as the "blind." Players bid to name trump and may get the option of taking the blind cards. The player who names trump must win at least six tricks to avoid going set and losing points. The other players must either fold before playing a card, or get at least two tricks to avoid going set and losing points.
Before you can play the game, one player, the host, must start a game. Learn more about hosting this game.
After the host has started the server, each player should start the Perfrance game on their own computer and enter the port, IP address, and player name exactly as instructed by the host.
Players are arranged in the order in which they join the game. Cards will be deealt when the last person arrives.
Perfrance is played with a deck of thirty-two cards: four suits, 7s through aces. Each player is dealt ten cards, leaving two cards as the "blind".
The first player is randomly chosen. If additional games are played, the player seated to the left of the winner will go first.
Each player gets a turn to name trump for the hand, raise trump to a higher suit, or pass. Suits are ranked low to high as spades, clubs, diamonds, and hearts. The player who names trump, will be required to get at least six of the ten tricks. Otherwise they will go set (see scoring below).
If everyone passed, each player gets a turn to repass or take the blind. If a player takes the blind, bidding ends. That player gets to take the two blind cards, name trump for the hand, and discard two cards. The player who names trump, will be required to get at least six of the ten tricks. Otherwise they will go set (see scoring below).
If everyone repassed in round 2, the game will be played with no trump.
The trump caller and the trump suit will be displayed to the left of the score card. The above image indicates that Louie named diamonds as trump.
Starting with the first player who bid, each player must play a card (click a card to be moved face up in the center) or fold. A player who folds sits out that round and neither earns nor loses points. The person who named trump may not fold. Folding is only allowed in the first round of the hand. Playing cards follows these rules:
The player who named trump must win at least six tricks. Anyone else who didn't fold must win at least two tricks. If a player does not earn their minimum required tricks they will go set. If there is no trump, there is no minimum number of required tricks.
If hearts is trump, players earn four points per trick. If a player goes set (loses) when hearts is trump, they will lose 40 points. If diamonds, clubs, or spades is trump, players earn two points per trick. If a player goes set when diamonds, clubs, or spades is trump, they will lose 20 points. If there is no trump, players earn two points per trick and will not go set.
If a player folds, they will earn zero points for the hand. If two players fold, the player who called trump will receive 40 points if trump was hearts or 20 points if trump was any other suit.
The game continues until someone earns at least 120 points or if someone goes below -120 points. The winner is the player with the highest score.
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