Number of decks: 1
Number of cards in the deck: 52
Number of players: from 2 or more
Seniority of cards: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, B, D, K, T, 2, 3.
Goal of the game: first to score 5 or more points.
Rules of the game. Presumably the game appeared at the beginning of the XVI century and played it until the XIX century in England, in our time it is not played. The rules of this game are based on the descriptions of Charles Cotton (London 1674) in the book Francis Willughby`s “Book of Games (1660-1672)”. The game is mainly played by 2 players using a full deck of cards. Suits do not matter in the game. The game consists of several rounds. The first deliverer in the round is determined by lot, in the following rounds, the players hand over cards in turn. The deck is carefully shuffled and each player is dealt 3 cards one at a time. The remaining deck is placed in the center of the table in a closed form and does not participate in the game. The first move in the round belongs to the opponent of the deliverer. The player can put any card on the table, and his opponent must also put in his own any card in response. The player who puts the highest card takes the two cards laid out (bribe) and takes the turn first. If both players put the same cards by value, then the player who placed the card first is called the tied bribe. The player, who after drawing 3 bribes, took 2 bribes (for tied), gets 1 point, after which all cards are collected, shuffled and dealt again for a new round. If each player takes one unrelated bribe and one bribe is bound, then a draw is declared and no one gets points. The game goes up to 5 points, and the first to pick up, he won. The game has a special form of betting on the round, this is done immediately after the cards are dealt. If a player says “I bet,” then his opponent has a choice:
surrender, then he throws the cards and the one who said “I bet” gets 1 point and the new round starts;
continue the game, then in this case the round goes on and who wins it wins the whole game.
Note. It is known that this game could play from 3 or more people, but it was a rarity. With an increase in the number of players, the number of cards dealt by 1 increased accordingly. If 3 players played, they dealt 4 cards each, if 4 players, then they dealt 5 cards each, and so on.
It is also known that the game was played by four of a couple for a couple. Each player was dealt 3 cards, then the player of each team gives his partner his two best cards, the partner throws his two worst cards face down and the round between the two players of the teams begins.