20 from card game

The 20 from card game can be played with two to four players. Each player has to try to get his point account down with 20 points, to zero or less than zero. The game Twenty and Up is fairly easy to learn and very entertaining.

20 ab card game, instructions and rules

The 20 ab game is not only suitable for going to bars, but also for playing together with children. In this case you can change the rules a little by “defusing” the zero limit as a goal of the game. Normally the “zero points” have to be reached directly.

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Aim of the game in the 20 from card game

The goal with twenty onwards is to reduce the points account, which is initially filled with 20 points, to zero. It is important to get as many tricks as possible, because there are negative points for each of them.

The card value starts at twenty

The different cards have different values. The order of importance from top to bottom is as follows:

  1. Ass
  2. Ten
  3. king
  4. lady
  5. Jack
  6. Nine
  7. Eight
  8. seven

An ace is therefore the highest card, the seven the lowest. When playing, note that the ten ranks directly behind the ace and only then do the face cards come. In addition: Trump always trumps with a 20 card game !

Game preparation

20 abThe card game does not require a lot of preparation, because with the right hand of cards you can basically start right away. The dealer shuffles the playing cards and deals three cards to each of the other players and himself. Everyone can take the cards directly in hand. The player to the left of the dealer now determines the trump. Then each of the other players receives two more cards. The remaining playing cards are placed in the middle of the table as a draw pile (talon).

The game starts at twenty

Next, each of the players can exchange up to three of their cards. This happens clockwise. The player next to the dealer sets aside the cards that do not match and draws the same number of cards from the talon. So it goes on in sequence until everyone has exchanged their unwanted cards. Then the game can begin:

  1. The first player places a card in the middle of the table.
  2. The other players must now show their colors.
  3. If that doesn't work, you have to play trumps.
  4. If you don't have a trump card either, you can discard any card.

The order mentioned is mandatory. Whoever wins the trick takes the cards and puts them on their side. He may also play the next card. All five tricks are played, then the accounting follows.

Billing at 20 off

To settle the accounts, you take a piece of paper and a pen. Every player receives 20 points in the first place on his account. For each trick, 1 point is deducted from it. For a trick with a heart playing card you subtract 2 points. If a player cannot take a trick, he is awarded 5 points.

So you play in turn until one of the players reaches exactly the zero limit. If he gets over it – if he goes into the minus area – he has to continue playing and try to collect plus points in order to achieve exactly zero points.

End of game at 20 from card game

The player who is the first to reach exactly the zero point mark is the winner of the game.

Defused game variant for playing cards with children

If you play the game “20 from” with children, you can defuse the zero-point limit by also allowing a fall below this mark. So if a player scores points in the minus range, he still has won.

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