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For those of you who play Bridge, this is simply a deck where the suits have been changed to be colors, face cards have been changed to be 11-14 (with high card points indicated), and bidding simplified to be the decision of "do we have game or just a partial?" For those of you who don't play Bridge, that probably means nothing to you, so I'll tell you that this is a four-player trick-taking game whose main feature is that a lot of information is exposed -- at the beginning of each hand, not only do you find out which hands are more likely to have high cards and long suits, but one of the player's hand is completely exposed.
This information exposure allows for much more room for strategic decisions and less luck than in other trick-taking games, except, well, Bridge. For those of you who play Bridge, this is a pretty good midway game to convert those friends of yours who are daunted by the complexity of Bridge bidding and the variety of Bridge contracts; and for the rest of you, well, you'll just have to try it and see.
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