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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.
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[[Category:Card games]]
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== Overview ==
  
== Objective ==
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* Standard 52 cards.
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* Rank order is ace high {{card|=A}}{{card|=K}}{{card|=Q}}{{card|=J}}{{card|=10}}{{card|=9}}{{card|=8}}{{card|=7}}{{card|=6}}{{card|=5}}{{card|=4}}{{card|=3}}{{card|=2}}
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* Phat is a four player trick-taking game.
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* Players opposite each other are a team.
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* The first team to score 181 points wins.
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* '''''Phat''''' cards score immediately.
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* A team that collects more than half of the '''''Muck''''' scores 8 points at the end of the round.
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* If both teams collect half of the Muck, the 8 points are carried over to the next round.
  
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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<div style="display:flex; flex-flow:row wrap; gap:2rem;">
 
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
{| class="wikitable"
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|+Phat
|+ The scoring cards
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!
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!colspan="6"|Trump
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!colspan="2"|Non-Trump
 
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! colspan="2" padding: 5px; vertical-align: top;" | The Phat
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!Card(s)
! colspan="2" padding: 5px; vertical-align: top;" | The Muck
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|{{card|=A}}
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|{{card|=K}}
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|{{card|=Q}}
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|{{card|=J}}
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|{{card|=9}}
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|{{card|=5}}
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|{{card|=9}}
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|{{card|=5}}
 
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| '''Card''' || '''Points''' || '''Card''' || '''Points'''
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!Points
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|4
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|3
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|2
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|1
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|18
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|10
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|9
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|5
 
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| Ace of trumps || 4 points || Each Ace || 4 points
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!Total
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!colspan="8"|80
| King of trumps || 3 points || Each King || 3 points
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|}
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{|class="wikitable" style="width:auto; text-align:center;"
| Queen of trumps || 2 points || Each Queen || 2 points
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|+Muck
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| Jack of trumps || 1 point || Each Jack || 1 point
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!colspan="5"|All Trump & Non-Trump
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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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!Cards
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|{{card|=A}}
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|{{card|=K}}
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|{{card|=Q}}
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|{{card|=J}}
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|{{card|=10}}
 
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| Non-trump nines || 9 points
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!Points
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|4
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|3
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|2
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|1
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|10
 
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| Non-trump fives || 5 points
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!Total
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!colspan="5"|80
 
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|}
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</div>
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== Game play ==
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* All the cards are dealt.
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* The first player is selected randomly.
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** Each round the first player responsibility passes clockwise.
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* The suit of the first card of each round is the trump suit.
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* Each player plays one card.
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* Suit must be followed if possible.
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* The trick is won by:
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*# The highest trump, otherwise
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*# The highest card of the suit led.
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* The winner of each trick leads the next.

Latest revision as of 01:04, 30 December 2021

Overview

  • Standard 52 cards.
  • Rank order is ace high AKQJ1098765432
  • Phat is a four player trick-taking game.
  • Players opposite each other are a team.
  • The first team to score 181 points wins.
  • Phat cards score immediately.
  • A team that collects more than half of the Muck scores 8 points at the end of the round.
  • If both teams collect half of the Muck, the 8 points are carried over to the next round.
Phat
Trump Non-Trump
Card(s) A K Q J 9 5 9 5
Points 4 3 2 1 18 10 9 5
Total 80
Muck
All Trump & Non-Trump
Cards A K Q J 10
Points 4 3 2 1 10
Total 80

Game play

  • All the cards are dealt.
  • The first player is selected randomly.
    • Each round the first player responsibility passes clockwise.
  • The suit of the first card of each round is the trump suit.
  • Each player plays one card.
  • Suit must be followed if possible.
  • The trick is won by:
    1. The highest trump, otherwise
    2. The highest card of the suit led.
  • The winner of each trick leads the next.