Sticheln (German Import)
|Suggested Age||10 and up|
|Honors||1993 Fairplay À la carte Winner|
Note: This game is in German. The game itself is language independent. English rules can be found here. This version only support up to 6 players.
In the trick-taking card game Sticheln, players seek to gather points by taking certain suits, while avoiding the negative points in other suits. At the beginning of each hand, each player selects one card from his hand, which becomes his "pain" suit. The face value of all the cards from that suit he takes will be negative points. Positive points are won by taking any other card not in your "pain" suit; each of these cards, however, is worth only a single point. Players need not follow suit if they don't wish to, but every card not in the suit led (except for the precious zeros) is considered a trump card, with the highest, earliest-played trump card taking the trick.