Rules for card games, Skat is regarded to be one of the best three-player card games in the world and unlike many games, Skat is actually designed for three. The rules for Skat can also be found in the Skat game help menu. Peaks are a run of consecutive trumps starting with the Jack of Clubs. If the Soloist holds the. Rules for card games, Skat is regarded to be one of the best three-player card games in the world and unlike many games, Skat is actually designed for three. Some people play that declarer's cards are not exposed until after the first lead, or after the first trick. See the Schieberamsch page for a description of how this works. Often, the players are allowed to check and exchange cards with the skat, or decline to do so and pass the skat on to the next player, doubling the score German: If the value of the declarer's game turns out to be less than the bid then the declarer automatically loses - it does not matter how many card points were taken. Note that for the purposes of matadors, cards in the skat count as part of declarer's hand, even though in a Hand game declarer does not know what is in the skat when choosing the game. Also, numbers are frequently abbreviated by only calling the lower digit of a value not divisible by 10 e. The same applies to the declarer - as declarer, you are Schneider if you win 30 card points or less including the skat, and Schwarz if you lose every trick. Grand is a special case of Suit game, in which only the Jacks are trumps in the same order as in the Suit game:. If declarer wins he is awarded a positive score, if he loses the score is doubled and subtracted from declarer's tally i. Similarly, in another hand where Spades was set as the trump suit, a player having the bottom trump cards would be said to be "Without" 3 Spitzen. In a Null game, the Soloist tries to lose all tricks. It is played if all three players pass in the bidding. A player who fulfils their declaration and the full value of their game equals or exceeds their bid, they score the value of their actual game, which may be higher than what was bid, plus any multipliers that may apply. Now, assuming declarer wins by taking 95 points in tricks, after having declared Hand and Schneider , the actual Game Value will be as follows:. The player exposes their entire hand before the opening lead, contracting either to win all tricks with Jacks as trumps — Grand Ouvert — or to lose all tricks — Null Ouvert. Even with the majority in card points, declarer may still lose if the Game Value is lower than the value he bid during the auction. Club Login Log in to Club Rewards using the email and password you provided when you signed up.