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== Objective ==
 
== Objective ==
  
The aim is to win tricks containing valuable cards, known as the '''phat'''. Winning a trick containing a valuable cards causes the team who won the trick to immediately score the relevant points. Once all tricks are played, there is an extra bonus for winning the most of the '''muck'''. The valuable cards are as follows:
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The aim is to win tricks containing valuable cards, known as the '''phat'''. Winning a trick containing a valuable cards causes the team who won the trick to immediately score the relevant points. Once all tricks are played, there is an extra bonus of 8 points for winning at least half of the '''muck'''. The valuable cards are as follows:
  
 
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| Queen of trumps || 2 points || Each Queen || 2 points
 
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| Jack of trumps || 1 point || Each Jack || 1 point
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| Nine of trumps || 18 points || Each Ten || 10 points
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| Five of trumps || 10 points
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| Non-trump nines || 9 points
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| Non-trump fives || 5 points
 
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Revision as of 09:56, 22 October 2020

Phat is a trick taking game for four players, played in fixed partnerships. A standard 52 card pack is used, with cards ranking (from highest to lowest): A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.

Objective

The aim is to win tricks containing valuable cards, known as the phat. Winning a trick containing a valuable cards causes the team who won the trick to immediately score the relevant points. Once all tricks are played, there is an extra bonus of 8 points for winning at least half of the muck. The valuable cards are as follows:

The scoring cards
The Phat The Muck
Card Points Card Points
Ace of trumps 4 points Each Ace 4 points
King of trumps 3 points Each King 3 points
Queen of trumps 2 points Each Queen 2 points
Jack of trumps 1 point Each Jack 1 point
Nine of trumps 18 points Each Ten 10 points
Five of trumps 10 points
Non-trump nines 9 points
Non-trump fives 5 points