Game of the Day: Whist

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Play the classic trick-taking card game! Lead with your strongest suit and work with your partner to get 2 points per hand. Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game which was played widely in the 18th and 19th centuries. Whist derives from the 16th century game of Trump or Ruff, via Ruff and Honors. Although rules of Whist are extremely simple, there is enormous scope for scientific play.

A standard 52 card pack is used. The Whist cards in each suit rank from highest to lowest: A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2. Whist is played by four players, who play in two partnerships with the partners sitting opposite each other. Whist players cut or draw cards to determine partners with the two highest playing against the lowest two, who have seating rights. The players then cut for deal. It is strictly against the rules of Whist to comment on the cards in any way. One may not comment upon the hand one was dealt nor about one's good fortune or bad fortune. One may not signal to one's partner. whist, whist game, whist online, whist card, free whist!

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