THE GAMES WE PLAY AT P.S.L.


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1-2-3-4



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the first person bids 1,
the second person bids 2,
the third person bids 3,
and the fourth person bids 4.
Nils are NOT allowed.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Bagacide



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, one member from each team must bid Nil.
The other must bid 1 (one).

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Blind Nil



Settings (GameSafari)
-2000 to 2000
YES Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid Blind Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Chaos



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
CAREFUL BIDDING MUST BE MADE HERE!
Each hand, the first person bids spades,
the second person bids hearts,
the third person bids clubs,
and the fourth person bids diamonds.
If you have none of your designated suit, you must bid Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Copy Cat



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, you must bid the same bid as your partner.
Example: if your partner bids first and bids 3, you must bid 3 also.
Nil is considered a valid bid.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Crawl



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid Three (3).

You must play your lowest ranked cards first. (2 is lowest, Ace is highest.)
You always must come back to your lowest card in your hand in any suit.
If you have multiple suits in the same lowest rank, you may play any of those.

During gameplay:
If you lead the trick, you must lead with any of your lowest ranked cards.
If you don't lead, you follow suit with your lowest card in that suit.
If you can't follow suit, you must play any of your lowest ranked cards.
(e.g. if hearts are lead, you have no hearts and your lowest ranked cards are 3-spade and 3-diamond, you can trump with the 3-spade or throw off with 3-diamond.)

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Dirty Mirrors



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the first bidder calls the suit to bid on.
Everyone must bid the number they have in that called suit.
Example: if hearts is called and you have 4 hearts, you must bid 4.
If you have no cards in the called suit, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 13.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Evil



Settings
-1000 to 1000
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand is a different type of game.
Each time a team misbids, the team's score is deducted 50 points.
The deductions are applied to the team's score at the end of the game.

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Hands are as follows:
1. Regular Each player bids according to the number of tricks they can take.
Nil is considered a valid bid.
2. Mirror All players bid only the number of Spades in their hand.
(If you have no spades, you must bid Nil.)
3. Suicide One player from each team must bid Nil; the other bids regularly.
(Both players of a team are allowed to go Nil.)
4. Copy Cat The second bidder from each team must bid the same as their partner (first bidder). Nil is a valid bid.
(e.g. if your partner bids first and bids 3, you must bid 3 also.)
5. Baggem All players must bid 1 (one).
6. Insane One player from each team must bid Nil; the other bids the number of spades in their hand.
(Note: If the first bidder of a team bids Nil, and the second bidder has no spades, the second bidder must bid Nil.)
7. Kiss of Death All players must bid 4 (four).
8. Faces All players bid only the number of Jacks, Queens, and Kings (but NOT Aces!) in their hand.
(If you have no Jacks, Queens or Kings, you must bid Nil.)
9. Reverse All players bid only the number of Diamonds in their hand.
(If you have no diamonds, you must bid Nil.)
10. Crazy Ace The player with the Ace of Spades must bid 9 (nine). All others must bid Nil.

Faces



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid their face cards.
This means bid your Jacks, Queens, and Kings, but NOT Aces.
If you have no face cards, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 12.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Full



Settings
-400 to 400
YES Blind Nil
YES 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, bid according to the number of tricks you can take.
Nil is considered a valid bid.
Blind Nil and 10 for 200 are ALSO valid bids.

For this game ONLY, you are allowed to say glBN and gl10-4-200.

Full with Jokers



Settings
-400 to 400
YES Jokers
YES Blind Nil
YES 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, bid according to the number of tricks you can take.
Nil is considered a valid bid.
Blind Nil and 10 for 200 are ALSO valid bids.

For this game ONLY, you are allowed to say glBN and gl10-4-200.

In Spades with Jokers, two Jokers are placed into the deck.
The red twos (diamonds and hearts) are removed.
The Jokers are used as trump and are higher in rank.
Red Joker is highest, then Black Joker, then Ace of Spades down.

Insane



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, one member from each team must bid Nil.
The other must bid their spades.

Note:
If the first bidder of a team bids Nil,
and the second bidder has no spades,
The second bidder must bid Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Kiss of Death



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid Four (4).

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Looney



Settings
-1000 to 1000
YES Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the first bidder must bid 13.
All others must bid Blind Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Midnight Madness



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid Three (3).

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Mirrors



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid the number of spades they have.
Example: if you have 2 spades, you must bid 2.
If you have no spades, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 13.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Joker Mirrors



Settings
-400 to 400
YES Jokers
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone
must bid the number of spades and Jokers they have.
Example: if you have 3 spades plus a Joker, you must bid 4.
If you have no spades or Jokers, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 15.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

In Spades with Jokers, two Jokers are placed into the deck.
The red twos (diamonds and hearts) are removed.
The Jokers are used as trump and are higher in rank.
Red Joker is highest, then Black Joker, then Ace of Spades down.

Musical



Format Rules
The pairs of partners are assigned by the host.
After each game, new teams are created by the winners.
Thus, everyone will have a new partner for each game!
Game typically played is Regular Spades.

The team with the highest score advances or wins the tournament!

Any first misbid on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.
Illegal table talk is considered a disqualification.

No Nils



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, bid according to the number of tricks you can take.
Nils are NOT allowed.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Old Maid



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the player with the Queen of spades must bid Nil.
That player is the only player with a Nil bid for the hand.
All others bid regularly except Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Pied Piper



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the first bidder sets the bid.
Example: if the first bidder bids 3, everyone must bid 3 also.
The minimum bid is 1. The maximum bid is 4.
Nils are NOT allowed.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Plague



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, the player with the 2 of spades must bid 9.
All others bid regularly.
Nil is considered a valid bid.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Regular



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, bid according to the number of tricks you can take.
Nil is considered a valid bid.

Reverse



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Reverse Diamonds Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid the number of diamonds they have.
Example: if you have 3 diamonds, you must bid 3.
If you have no diamonds, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 13.

Reverse Hearts Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid the number of hearts they have.
Example: if you have 4 hearts, you must bid 4.
If you have no hearts, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 13.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Rocket



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, everyone must bid the number of Aces they have.
Example: if you have 2 Aces, you must bid 2.
If you have no Aces, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 4.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Singles



Settings
-250 to 250
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Bag Settings
1 Point per Bag
5 Bags per Trip
50 Points per Trip

Rules
This game is played as singles. (No partners.)
Each hand, bid according to the number of tricks you can take.
Nil is considered a valid bid.

Strip



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
This game is played as Regular Spades,
except with two catches:

(1) You CAN NOT TRUMP a play
unless all you have in your hand is spades.
(2) If you take a trick, you CAN NOT LEAD
with a spade unless that is all you have.
If a player leads a spade, you can play on it.

Nil is considered a valid bid.

THERE IS NO RESTART IN THIS GAME.

Suicide



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, one member from each team must bid Nil.
The other bids regularly.
Both partners are allowed to go Nil.
Example: if you bid first and bid 5, your partner must bid Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Survivor



Settings
-200 to 300
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Bag Settings
1 Point per Bag
10 Bags per Trip
100 Points per Trip

Rules
This game is played like Singles,
except with two human Players and two Bots.
The two Players are seated across from each other,
not next to each other.
(Be sure the "Allow Bots to play" option is checked.)

Each hand, each Player bids according to the number of tricks
they can take. Nil is considered a valid bid.

At the end of the game (by any Player or Bot, or the 10 hand limit),
the Player with the higher score wins the game.

Take Two



Format Rules
Each and every team plays exactly twice!
Scores from both teams are tallied after each game.
The team with the most cumulative points after both games wins the tournament!

Any first misbid on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids, the team's score is deducted points.
Illegal table talk, the team's score is deducted points.
The deductions are applied to the team's score at the end of the game.


Tiebreakers
In the event of a tie, the following tiebreakers are enforced:
1. Best team score of the two games played.
2. Most cumulative margin of victory.
3. Best margin of victory of the two games played.
4. Most game wins. 5. One-hand showdown.

Titanic



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
The object of the game is to lose. The losers are the winners.
The minimum bid is 1. The maximum bid is 4.
Nils are NOT allowed.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Standard



Format Rules
The team with the highest score advances or wins the tournament!

Any first misbid on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.
Illegal table talk is considered a disqualification.

Virus



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, each Player bids according to the number of tricks
they think they can take. Nil is considered a valid bid.

After bidding, the hand is played out automatically by the Bots.
This is done by each player clicking the AutoPlay button.

(If the cards aren't played out immediately, click AutoPlay again.
None of your cards should ever be clicked on!)

Wacky



Settings
-400 to 400
NO Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand has a different suit to bid on.
Hand 1: Bid Spades
Hand 2: Bid Hearts
Hand 3: Bid Diamonds
Hand 4: Bid Clubs
Hand 5: Bid Spades
Hand 6: Bid Hearts
Hand 7: Bid Diamonds
Hand 8: Bid Clubs
Hand 9: Bid Spades
Hand 10: Bid Hearts
If you have no cards in the bidding suit, you must bid Nil.
Total bid each hand is always 13.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.

Whiz



Settings
-400 to 400
YES Blind Nil
NO 10 for 200
10 Hand Limit

Rules
Each hand, every player has three options:
bid their spades, bid Nil, or bid Blind Nil.

Misbids on the first hand are an automatic restart.
Any other misbids are considered a disqualification.


All games are played under the PSL Tournament Rules.
Note that some games may have modified tournament rules.