The score of each player is calculated after every round, and the total score is calculated after all the rounds are completed. The scores depend on the tricks bid by each player at the beginning of the game.
- Each trick won within the bid number of tricks brings 1 point. For instance, if a player bids 3 tricks at the beginning of the game and wins 3 tricks, they will get 3 points.
- Each extra trick won beyond the bid number of tricks brings 0.1 points. For instance, if a player bid three tricks at the beginning of the game and wins 4 tricks, they will get 3.1 points.
- Points are deducted from the score if a player fails to win the minimum tricks bid at the beginning of the game. For instance, if a player bids 3 tricks at the beginning of the game and wins only 1 trick, 3 points are deducted from the player’s score.
Things to remember when making a bid:
- Bid only for the number of tricks that you’re confident of taking.
- It’s better to make a lower bid and exceed it than to make a high bid and fall short.
- If you have Aces in different suits, these are more or less sure-shot wins. So you can safely include them in your bid.
- You can bid higher if you have more Spades in your hand, especially if these are high value Spades.
How to Win the Hand?
- Keep track of the cards that have been played, especially the Spades and High Cards in different suits. This will help you make informed decisions about which cards to play.
- Consider saving Spades for the later rounds when they will have the most impact.
- Play an Ace asap, save your King and Queen after the Ace has been played by your opponent.
- If you have 6+ cards of a suit in your hand (apart from Spades) there’s a chance your opponents will not have enough cards in that suit and they can play a Spade and win the hand.
- If you have 2 or less cards in a suit, you can plan to discard them early and then win other hands in that suit with Spades.