Number of decks: 1
Number of cards in the deck: 52
Number of players: 4 – 8
Seniority of cards: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, B, D, K, T.
Purpose of the game: collect 4 cards of the same value on your hands.
Rules of the game. The game appeared in New York in the USA in the late 1950s and became quite a popular card game in those years. Before the game, each player makes a bet (ante) to the bank. The deliverer is determined by lot. The deck is carefully shuffled and each player is put one card in the clear. These cards must be all different values. If among these cards there are several cards of the same value, then these cards are again added to the deck, the deck is shuffled and re-displayed on one card in open form before each player. As soon as the various cards are laid out, the players take them in their hands and the second card intended for any of the players is placed in the open table in the center of the table, after which trade begins among the players for this card. The player who offers a big bet to the bank for this card receives this card for himself. Then again the top card from the deck is removed and placed in the center of the table in the clear and the trade for this card begins again. The player who offers the highest bid picks up this card for himself. Thus, the game goes on until one of the players collects four of a kind – 4 cards of the same rank. This player takes the whole pot for himself. It is worth noting that the bet that players make in the trade has a fixed amount and is usually equal to the original bet (ante) made before the start of the game. The rate in trade can be raised only 3 times and none of the players can raise it higher. Usually the bet in this game is 5 cents.
Note. During the game, each player knows the cards of another player and the process of trading is reduced to preventing the opponent from taking a card of his rank and at the same time winning a card of his rank. Since the rules of the game are translated from English and it is not known for sure whether the second and subsequent cards are being traded openly or closedly, it is quite possible that the fight for them is most likely going blind, that is, the card is placed in the center of the table not in the clear, but in closed form, the element of probability is thus introduced into the game. Otherwise, the player who simply has more money is likely to win. It’s my opinion.