Two players take part in the game.
The game sixty six consists of several rounds, in each of which the winner can get from one to three points. The winner of the game 66 is the participant, who scored 8 points first. The game uses a deck of 24 cards - six each suit. Card values are as follows, from weakest to strongest:
- Nine- 0 points;
- Jack - 2 points;
- Queen- 3 points;
- King - 4 points;
- Ten - 10 points;
- Ace - 11 points.
At the beginning of each round, one of the participants (in order of turn) gives six cards to himself and his opponent and opens the trump card, putting the rest of the deck of cards on it.
The game 66 consists of several tricks - one of the participants start with any of his cards, the second one finishes the trick with one of his cards. First trick is lead by dealer's opponent.
As a result of each move, one of the players takes a trick in accordance with the following rules:
- If there are trumps, then the trick is taken by the player who played the strongest trump;
- if cards of the same suit are on the table, the trick is taken by the one whose card is stronger;
- otherwise the trick is taken by the player who played the card.
A participant in the game who takes a trick gets the right of the next move. In addition, he is the first to take a card from the deck.
When there are no more cards in the deck, the following restrictions apply:
- If the opponent does not have a card of suit X, he must respond with a card of trump suit;
- if the player lead the trick with X's suit, then his opponent must follow X's suit card;
- otherwise the partner can play any card.
In each of the rounds of the game 66, the player who first scored 66 points wins. The player's points count is calculated as the sum of the cards in the tricks taken by this player.
If the player has a queen and a king of the same suit, then after playing the queen or the king, he gets 20 points (in the case of a non-trump ) or 40 (in the case of a trump suit). However, these points are not awarded until the player has at least one trick.
A player who has a trump card in his hand and has taken at least one trick has the right to exchange it for a trump card opened at the time of exchange.
A player who has scored 66 points has the right to stop the round, declaring himself the winner. If, at the end of the round, none of the players scored 66 points, the winner of the round is the player who took the last trick.
The winner of the round receives:
- One "round" point per round, if his partner scored 33 points or more;
- three "round" points, if the partner did not take any tricks (while the points that the player earned by announcing "20" or "40" are not taken into account);
- two "round" points if the opponent did not score at least 33 points.
If at the end of the round both players score 66 or more, then one round point is awarded to the player with the last trick. To prevent this from happening, stop the round before the other player scores 66.
The player has 3 round points, if the other player who stopped the round did not score 66.