OBJECTIVE OF BRUS: The objective of Brus is for your partnership to score more points than the other.


MATERIALS: 1 Standard 52 Card Deck

TYPE OF GAME: Shedding Card Game



Brus is a shedding card game that is played in teams. Teams are randomly chosen by drawing for the highest card. The goal for the team is to win as many tricks as possible, racking up points along the way. The team with the most points at the end of the game are declared the winners!


Firstly, the playing deck must be made. In order to do this, remove the twos, threes, fours, and fives from the deck. The rest of the cards will create a 36-card deck. The dealer and the partnerships must be determined.

In order to do this, all players may draw a card from the shuffled deck. The two players with the highest cards become one partnership, with the highest player becoming the first dealer. The two players with the lowest cards become the other partnership.

The dealer will then deal nine cards to each player, going clockwise around the group. The player to the left of the dealer will be the first to play. The game is ready to begin.


On their turn players may choose to lead a trick card, lead a playable card, or pass. If a player has one or more 7s, then they may play these to the table. 7s are unbeatable, so the player will place those to the side and lead the next trick. Playing a playable card to the trick ends the player’s turn.

Each player will have a chance to play a card to the trick. They may only play one card to the trick, and the card must be ranked higher than the previously played card. If they do not have a higher ranked card, then they may pass. The player who played the highest card wins the trick.

Gameplay continues until one team wins six tricks or there are no more playable cards to be played. If the team wins six tricks, then they score one point. If the team won the first six tricks, then they score two points.

If there are no more playable cards, the team that holds the King of Clubs wins and earns one point. After a preset number of hands, the game comes to an end and the winner is determined.

Card Types

Playable Cards: Jack of Clubs, 8 of Spades, King of Hearts, all 9s (each then ranked by suit; Clubs, Spades, Hearts then Diamonds), Aces, Jack of Spades, Jack of Hearts, Jack of Diamonds, 6s

Trick Cards: All 7s

Unplayable Cards: 8 of Clubs, 8 of Diamonds, 8 of Spades, 10s, Queens, King of Clubs, King of Spades, King of Diamonds


The game comes to an end after the number of hands have been played that the players decided upon. The team with the most points at the end of the game, wins!

Nakoa Davis