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Rat T is best learned by following along with a sample hand or two. Our sample game will have four players. Let's get started!
Each player recieves one card face down, and a Trump card is also dealt face up.
Each player now bets how many rounds they will win within that hand. The number of rounds matches the number of cards dealt. So for this hand there is one round because each player has one card.
You win a round by having (in this order):
Tip: The goal isn't to necessarily win every single round, but rather correctly bet the exact number of rounds that you will win. For example, if you bet "0" for a hand and you lose all of the rounds in that hand, you are a winner of that hand.
The player to the left of the dealer bets first, then it moves around the table until it gets back to the dealer.
Let's pretend that the bets placed were as follows (here's the hand again for reference):
Player 2 bets first, and they have a high card matching the Trump suit. They bet 1, thinking they have a good chance of winning.
Player 3 bets next, and they have a high card but it doesn't match the Trump suit. Since everyone only has one card, they take the chance that no one has a card that matches the Trump suit, so they bet 1.
Player 4 bets next. They have a low card that doesn't match the Trump suit. They bet 0, thinking they probably won't win the hand.
The Dealer, Player 1, bets last. The Dealer cannot place a bet that makes the total number of bets equal to the total number of cards dealt for that hand. In this hand, if everyone else had bet 0, the dealer is not allowed to bet 1 (since there is only one card dealt for this hand).
In this case, they can bet either 0 or 1 (the bet total right now is 2), so they bet 0, thinking they probably won't win the hand.
The person with the highest bet to the left of the dealer goes first (if the dealer has the highest bet, they go first). In this case Player 2 goes first, and play moves to the left.
The winners of this hand are Player 1, Player 2, and Player 4 because they correctly guessed if they would win or not.
Each player that correctly guesses how many rounds they would win in a hand gets 10 points + their bet for the hand. Anyone that incorrectly guessed has a score of 0 for the hand. That means our current score looks like this:
In the second hand, the dealer moves to the left, everyone gets dealt two cards, and a new Trump Card is dealt:
Betting starts with Player 3 and works its way to the left:
Note: by the time it's Player 2's turn to bet, the total bets equal 2, which means they weren't allow to bet 0.
Now that there is more than one card, a new rule comes into play: If you have any cards that match the suit of the first card played, you must play one of them. If you don't, you may play any card.
Player 4 goes first, since they had the highest bet to the left of the dealer, and play moves to the left, with each person choosing which of their cards to play.
Note: Player 3 had to play the King of Spades since the first card played was a Spade and they had a Spade in their hand.
Player 1 is noted as the winner of the round (they had the highest card matching the Trump Card suit) and we move to the second round.
Since Player 1 won the last round, they go first.
Player 4 wins this round, they had the highest card matching the suit of the first card played.
|Round 1||Round 2||Total|
Game play continues up to 7 cards, then works its way back down to 1. So the cards per hand for a game looks like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (13 rounds total). Whoever has the highest score at the end wins!
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