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.
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:
|The Phat||The Muck|
|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|