Here are some tips and tricks to to be the first team to score 11 points!
The highest trump card is the Jack in that suit. The second-highest trump card is the other Jack in the suit of the same color. Thus, if spades is trump, the Jack of Spades is the highest and the Jack of Clubs is the second highest. The remaining cards are ranked Ace through 9.
In Euchre, the ranking of trump cards is different from that in Spades or Bridge. If the trump suit is Hearts, the trump cards are, from highest to lowest: Jack of Hearts (the Right Bower), Jack of Diamonds (the Left Bower), Ace of Hearts, King of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, 10 of Hearts, and 9 of Hearts.
If the Makers both play, scoring is as follows: If they win 3 or 4 tricks, they get 1 point. If they win all 5 tricks, they get 2 points. If they take fewer than 3 tricks, they are euchred and the defenders score 2 points.
If a Trump Maker is going alone and wins all 5 tricks, the team gets 4 points instead of 2. Otherwise, scoring is as above.
Games can be set to a higher or lower point total when initially created through the Options button.
In Euchre, rating points are calculated in the following manner:
- The average rating of the winning team is calculated.
- The average rating of the losing team is calculated.
- The losing team's average is subtracted from that of the winning team.
- Scores are adjusted in accordance with the ratings' chart, as shown below.
Rated games where the difference between opponents ratings is greater than 600 will not affect the players ratings. This is to prevent more experienced player from taking advantage of new players.
When you arrive at an empty table and start a new game, you can set a number of options before launching the game by clicking the Options button just above the game table. Default options - that is, the options that are set automatically unless you specifically change them - are in [brackets].