What Are the Rules for Playing Six-Handed Euchre?


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In six-handed euchre, two teams of three people play to win tricks. The dealer deals five cards to each player for a five-round match. The person who plays the highest card in the trump suit, or the highest card if the trump suit isn't played, wins the trick.

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In six-handed euchre, the deck is enhanced beyond the original euchre rules. Originally, the deck only includes the nine through ace of each suit, totaling 25 cards. In six-handed euchre, sevens and eights are added to make 33 cards or a second deck of nine through ace is added to make 50 cards. In a double deck game, when two of the same card are played and take the trick, the person who played the second card beats the person who played the first card.

When a player chooses to play a match alone, his two teammates place their cards face down in front of them. The lone player can ask a teammate for a card of that player's choice. When players play alone and win a match, they receive more points than when a whole team plays. A team wins a match by taking all or most of the tricks for points. Multiple matches are played to reach 10 points.

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