OBJECT OF SKRUVVI: The objective of Skruvvi is to win the most tricks by the end of the game.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4 Players
MATERIALS: 1 Standard 52 Card Deck
TYPE OF GAME: Trick Taking Card Game
OVERVIEW OF SKRUVVI
Skruvvi is known to be a social, long-lasting game. It consists of 24 hands, making for long interesting gameplay. Teams must work together in order to win as many tricks as possible, sometimes with bonus Kitties included, and sometimes without.
This game is perfect for a group of friends wanting to hangout for a while. It leaves plenty of time for socializing while you are plotting against one another.
Players split into teams of two. Teams are decided on their own, as there is no rule for this. The dealer will shuffle the deck and deal it out until all the cards but the bottom four have been dealt.
The bottom four cards are placed in the middle of the table, creating the Kitty. The game is ready to begin!
The game is played in three sets of eight. The first four deals include a Kitty, the second four do not, the third set of four does, and so on so forth. To begin the game, a random player will lead the trick. The other players, in clockwise order, must attempt to beat the trick by playing a higher-ranking card of the same suit.
Players may play any card, but they must play a card of the suit if they are able. After three passes have been made, where no players were able to play any cards that would win the trick, the last player wins the trick.
When a Kitty is involved, the player will take all of the cards played, including the Kitty. They will then take four cards and give them to their partner. The partner may choose a card to keep and place the other three cards down for all the other players. Each player, including the winner, will take one card, evening out everyone’s hand.
At the end of the hand, points are tallied and written down. Gameplay continues like this for 24 hands.
END OF GAME
The game comes to an end after 24 hands. Points are then tallied and compared. The player with the most points wins the game.