Tribello v.1.0.0


This game is from Illinois, USA where it is played since the 1930's or 40's. Tribello is a trick-taking game of the Whist type for three players, using a standard 52-card deck. 13 cards are dealt out in four hands of each - one for each player and a spare hand -the pickup. There are four rounds of play with three deals per round (twelve deals in all). In the first round, before dealing, cut the cards - the suit of the cut card is the trump suit. In the second round, dealer names trump after looking at his hand. In the third round, there is no trump. The fourth round is also played without trumps and the objective is to avoid taking tricks (This is called nullo.) Players, starting with the dealer, may discard a number of unwanted cards from their hand, and then they draw an equal number from the top of the pickup.