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The most valuable cards are the | The most valuable cards are the ''Big Phat'', i.e. the 9 of trumps, and the ''Little Phat'', i.e. the 5 of trumps. In total, there are 80 points to be won in the phat, and an extra 8 from the muck. |
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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.
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 Phat | The Muck | ||
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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 |
The most valuable cards are the Big Phat, i.e. the 9 of trumps, and the Little Phat, i.e. the 5 of trumps. In total, there are 80 points to be won in the phat, and an extra 8 from the muck.