Euchre is a FUN card game! It is popular in the Midwest United States, the United Kingdom and parts of Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is similar to Pinochle but a bit easier to play. It uses 24 cards - the 9's through Ace's. Usually there are four players who form two teams and each player receives 5 cards. One of the four remaining cards is turned over and that suit might be called trump. One of the teams will call trump and then try to get at least three of the five tricks. If the other team is able to take at least three tricks, they "euchre" the team that called trump and receive the points. Different numbers of points are earned based on different situations of the game. A game can be played until either a certain score is reached or for a certain number of deals around the table.
Once you get the hang of it, Euchre is a fun card game that moves along quickly. It is great fun to have tournaments where there are multiple tables of four players! Players rotate throughout the tournament. Players may be teamed up with different partners for each game or teams will rotate and play each other. There is both luck and strategy involved. Because of many "possibilities", anyone can win!
Euchre is a very social game. Since it's not an "intense" game, there is time while playing to chat with the other players ... which usually evolves into LOTS of laughter! I have met SOOO many good friends from the game of Euchre. If you haven't played before .... I encourage you to give it a try!! ... then post a comment and let us know what you think of it!
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