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  • Let's dive into a fun card game that you can play with four people, where you team up with a partner against another pair. Everyone gets dealt 13 cards from a standard 52-card deck, and the goal is to win as many "tricks" or rounds as possible. Before you start playing, each team makes a bid, estimating how many tricks they think they'll win. Adding a twist to the bids, you can bid a "nil," predicting that you won’t win any tricks at all. Achieving this earns a significant bonus! But beware, failing a nil bid results in a penalty. Another strategic aspect is the "bag" rule. For each trick won over the bid, you collect a "bag." Accumulating ten bags penalizes the team, keeping everyone on their toes! In this game, the spades suit is the star, always trumping the other suits. As the game begins, the first player can throw any card except a spade, and everyone else follows by playing a card of the same suit if they have one. If you don’t have a card of the leading suit, you can play a card from another suit, even a spade if you want to! The highest spade played wins the trick, but if there are no spades, the highest card of the original suit takes it. The game goes on, with each player leading a card in turn until all the cards are played. In the end, teams tally their scores, and the victory goes to the team that meets or surpasses their bid!
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