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Skat anyone?

by Daniel Schwarz to take any points to win. The
The national card game of game takes good memory, If you have played this game
Germany is Skat. Its roots date counting trumps played, logic or wish to play again, contact
back to the early 1800s in the and analyzing the other players’ me, Dan Schwarz at 648–5731 or
email Lou1Dan2@aol.com.
Town of Altenburg, about 40 km hands.

south of Leipzig, Germany.

It is as popular and addictive

as golf is in the United States,

but can be played year round.

With a 32-card deck, three play-

ers each get 10 cards with two in

the kitty which is the Skat. When

four play, the dealer sits out.

The interesting card faces

can either be in the German or

French versions which have dif-

ferent images and suits. The

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Name______________________________________
Address____________________________________ The players bid for the Skat and
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ding is based on the dealt hand

which can result in over five dis-

tinctly different games.

The winner is based on tak-

ing a majority of card points, or

in one game not being permitted
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