Tichu is derived from several games played in China and East Asia. Although played with a standard 52 card deck, plus four cards, it is surprisingly complicated. To reflect the game's origins, the deck is Chinese-themed. The object is to get rid of your cards. When it's your turn, you may either beat the current top card combination or pass. If play passes all the way back to the player who laid the top cards, he wins the trick and can lead the next one. The card led determines the only combination of cards to be played on that trick. Tichu is primarily a partnership game for four players. With just the two packs of cards, Tichu is also well suited for large groups.
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Contents: 112 cards, 1 rule booklet