Euchre is a four-player game, with two teams of partners. Players sitting across from each other are partners on the same team. Features of Gamesville Euchre include chat, avatars, and GV Rewards.
How To Play
The object of Euchre is to be the first team to score the stated number of points (either 10 or 11).
At the beginning of each round, each player is dealt five cards. Each player, in turn, must then decide to order up this card to the dealer or pass. If a player chooses to order it up, the dealer receives that card and discards another card. This suit becomes the trump for this round, beating all other suits.
The player to the left of the dealer plays a card. Play continues, moving in a clockwise pattern. When it's your turn, the yellow "PLAY CARD" prompt will appear above your cards. Click an available card to play it. If you don't have any cards in the suit that was led, you can play any card, including trump.
When each player has played a card, the person who played the highest trump card wins these cards for their team. If no trump was played, the person who played the highest card in the suit that was led wins the trick. The player who won the trick now leads a card. Play continues in this manner until all four players have played all of their cards.
Playing A Card
To play a card simply double click on it. If you single click on a card before it is your turn, the card will be nudged up slightly and when it is your turn that card will be played.
You will not be allowed to play a card that breaks suit when you don't need to. In that case, double clicking on the card will yield no result.
Booting A Player
Only the host of a table can instigate a vote to boot a player. By clicking on the "Boot" button, the host will see a pop up listing the other three players at the table. He must click on the player he wants booted.
The other two players are then given the chance to vote if the selected player should be booted. It takes at least two of the three votes for a player to be booted out of a game.
If a player is successfully booted and the game is rated, then the remaining three players must wait for a new fourth to join the game before play can continue. If the game was unrated, a robot player will fill in for the booted player.
If a player leaves during a game, the host will be offered the choice to wait for another human player or continue the game with robots. If a robot player is selected, the game will continue as an unrated game. (Only games played from start to finish with human players can be rated.)
Any player who leaves a rated game before it is complete will have their rating change as if they had lost the game.
In the event that you lose your Internet connection during a game, log back on and try to rejoin your game. The host may have chosen to wait for you to return, and if so you have a 10 minute grace period before you have a Quit (loss) recorded for you.
When a host is setting up a euchre table, there are several options he can select that affect the game play.
You can always view the options selected for the table by clicking the "Options" button on the lower left side of the screen.
- The default score to end the game is 10 points, but a host can select 11 points.
If the "Stick the Dealer" checkbox is checked, then the dealer is forced to choose the trump suit if all players pass on the second round of trump making.
If the "Defenders may go alone" checkbox is checked, then the Defenders are allowed to go alone. This means that only one of the Defenders will play his or her cards, while their partner will not play any cards. Any player who wins all five tricks when going it alone receives 4 points.
The "Must wait until trump is broken before leading trump" checkbox will be unchecked as the default.
If the "Omit last trick if outcome has been determined" checkbox is checked, then the round will end when one team has scored 3 tricks and the other team has scored 1 trick.
If the "Includes 7's and 8's in deck" checkbox is checked, then the game will be played with a 32 card deck with the 7's being the lowest in value.
Once a game has started, the options selected cannot be changed until the game is over. Only the host can change the options settings between games.
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