

29
CARD GAME RULES
How to play 29 








rules of 29 CARD game 




29 is one of the South Asian
trickwinning games in which the J
and 9 are the highest ranking cards
in every suit and it is popular in northern
parts of India. It is almost assured that
they are descended from the European family of Jass games, which introduced in the
Netherlands. Perhaps they brought to the
Indian subcontinent from South Africa by
Asians who had been determined by Afrikaans
game of Klaverjas. 



The Deal

The player to the right of dealer
cuts the cards, the dealer deals 4 cards to
each player in clockwise direction, one
card at a time. After completion of the
distribution of cards the player to the left
of the dealer starts bidding.
Players & Deck

32 cards out of
52card deck is used for play. 

Number of players 
Deck of cards 
Number of cards dealt 

4 Players 
1 deck 
4 cards each 




Ranking of
Cards  In 29 card game the ranking of cards
from high
to low is as follows. 

Jacks 
3 points each 
Nines 
2 points each 
Aces 
1 point each 
Tens 
1 point each 
K, Q, 8, 7 
0
points 
2, 3, 4, 5 
Trump
Card Indicators 


Royals

When bidder announces trump card
if any of the player has K and Q in
his hand and wins that trick then he can
show K and Q from his hand to all players.
The result of this is to reduce or
gain four points from predicted points. If the
bidder has K and Q and wins the
trick, 4 points are reduced to his predicted
number of points. If others have K and
Q four predicted points are added
to the bidder.
Example for Royals

If
A, B, C and D are playing game and A is the
bidder with bidding point 19, D is his
partner, B and C are partners. If B starts
suit with
and C does not have
suit
then he asks A to show trump card, if trump
card is and C wins the trick then if
C or B has Q and
K then they can
show to all and A and D together have to win
23 points (19+4) else they lose 1 point from
total winning. 





bidding process 




Bidding Process
 After seeing the cards player to the left
of the dealer starts the bidding. Remaining
players must bid high or say pass. This bidding process continues until 3
players pass. If first three players pass,
the dealer leads the bidding automatically
with 15 bids. Each bid is a number, minimum
bid is 15 and maximum bid is 29.


Bidding Process Guide 
Number of Rounds 
Number of Bids from each player 

A 
B 
C 
D 
1 
16 
17 
pass 
18 
2 
19 
20 
 
pass 
3 
21 
22 
 
 
4 
23 
pass 
 
 
5 
23 
 
 
 
Note  player A
is the Bid Winner 



The bid winner has a
chance to choose a trump card from trump
suit (2, 3, 4 and 5). But he can not show the
trump suit to other players. Bid winner
places trump suit card face down at bottom.
After completing the selection of trump suit the dealer distributes
another four cards to each player. Hence now
every player has eight cards. 






How to play 







notes on Scoring 




Players have completely played eight tricks
then the counting of total points begins in
the successfully completed tricks.
The
last trick winner gets one bonus
point if the bidding side partnership at
least
reaches as they bid. If they reach, they
win one game point otherwise they lose one
game point.
The score of the
partnership of opposite players does not change.
If A, B, C, D is playing 29 game and they score as follows: 

Score Sheet Guide 
Number of Tricks 
Score 

A 
B 
C 
D 
1 
 
(K, 7, Q, J) 3 
 
 
2 
 
(Q, 9, 8, K) 2 
 
 
3 
 
 
 
(J, Q, 9, K) 5 
4 
 
 
 
(A, A, 8, Q) 2 
5 
 
 
(9, Q, K, J) 5 
 
6 
 
 
(9, A, 8, 7) 3 
 
7 
(10, A, 7, 8) 2 
 
 
 
8 
 
(10, 7, J, Q) 4+1 
 
 
TOTAL 
2 
10 
8 
7 



So here B is winner of this round. 









