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What are the rules for bid euchre?

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Bid euchre is a tricking game for four players in fixed partnerships, with a goal to win the largest number of tricks. The trump suit chosen by the player who is ready to contract, and there are variations in rules depending on the number of cards in the deck and the bids allowed.

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Considering the set of common rules, the game uses a pack of 25 cards consisting of the ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and nine cards of each of the four suits, in addition to a joker. The trump suit has eight cards ranking from highest to lowest, with the order starting with the joker as the best bower, the jack of the trump suit as the right bower, the other jack of the same color as the trump suit as the left bower followed by the ace, king, queen, 10 and nine.

The other suits have five or six cards. Cards are dealt out equally to all players. Each player has only one chance to bid, starting with the player to the left of the dealer and ending with the dealer in a clockwise order. The highest bidder is the declarer, and the trump suit is the suit chosen in the bid. The highest bidder leads the first trick.

If the bidding side wins at least as many tricks as it bid, each side scores a point for each trick won. If not, it loses points equal to the number of tricks bid. The teams play to a target score.

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