OBJECT OF NEZERE: The objective of Nezere Is to be the first player to reach 150 points.


MATERIALS: 2 52 Card Decks

TYPE OF GAME: Trick Taking Card Game



Nezere has shares some similarities with the popular game War. Players will attempt to outbid one another in order to win the most tricks. The goal is for a player to accumulate 150 points before the other two players.


To begin setup, take two 52 card decks and remove the aces, nines, tens, Jacks, Queens, and Kings. These will be the cards that are used during the game. One player is chosen to keep up with the score of the game.

Someone will shuffle the deck and spread them face down, and each player will then draw a card. The person who draws the lowest card is the first dealer. The dealer will then give 15 players to each card, given three cards each, clockwise around the group. Three cards are set to the side. The game is ready to begin!


The game is made up of three phases. The first phase of the game gives each player the chance to wager on the Trump suit, which may allow them to earn more points during trick play. The player to the left of the dealer will begin the first round, where they decide to pass, bid, or open. If no player opens, the cards are dealt again. When one player opens, the other players are able to counter by increasing the bid. Once a player passes, the bid comes to an end. The player who wins, chooses the Trump suit.

The player who wins the first round earns the three cards that were sat to the side during setup. The player must show the three cards to the group and then discard three cards from their hand.

The second phase will begin. Melds are acquired during this round before play begins. Meld and trick points are combined, and if that combination is larger than your bid, then you win the hand! All players will reveal their melds while counting.

Meld Combinations

Family- A, 10, K, Q, J – 15 points

Double Family- two Families- 150 points

100 Aces- 4 different aces- 10 points

1000 Aces- all aces- 100 points

80 Kings- 4 different Kings- 8 points

800 Kings- all Kings- 80 points

60 Queens- 4 different Queens- 6 points

600 Queens- all Queens- 60 points

40 Jacks- 4 different Jacks- 4 points

400 Jacks- all Jacks- 40 points

Marriage in Trump- King and Queen of Trump suit- 4 points

Marriage in Non  Trump- King and Queen- 2 points

After all of the meld points have been totaled, the final phase begins. The winner of the second phase will lead the card. Each team must bid in an attempt to win the trick. Gameplay continues clockwise around the group.


The game comes to an end when a player reaches 150 points. This player is declared the winner!

Nakoa Davis