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Games on Tap Euchre Rules

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Play Structure

We will be playing a style of Progressive Euchre where your partner will change throughout the event. We’ll aim to play 8 games in total consisting of 8 hands each. Depending on time we may play fewer games. 

Tables will be assigned numbers. Players must sign up when you arrive and take a personal score sheet. The sign up sheet will indicate where to sit for your first game. After game 1, winning teams will rotate to the next table and losers stay behind. Losers should switch seats so they are not playing with each other again. Winners from table 1 move to table 2, winners from table x move to table 1. 

Important Rules

  • If you order up your partner you must play a lone hand. ie. dealer sits out. 
  • Stick the dealer is in effect if no one picks trump

Please note, if an odd number of players exist and a sit out is required, sit out players will join table 1 the following game and players moving to table 1 will sit out the next game. 

Games will not be played to 10 points. Instead each game will consist of eight hands. Once everyone has dealt twice the game is over. Each player will track their score individually on their score card per game. 

Scoring:

Team that declares trump wins 3 or 4 tricks = 1 point per team member 

Team that declares trump wins all 5 tricks = 2 points per team member 

Player goes alone and wins 3 or 4 tricks = 1 point per team member 

Player goes alone and wins all 5 tricks = 5 points for alone player & 4 points for their partner

Team forces a euchre = 2 points per team member

Penalties

Renege = 2 points each for other team

Renege on lone hand = 4 points each for other team

Sit Out Exception Scenarios

Sitting out:  1 – 2 players

  • Sit Out Players get a buy. Take the average of your other game totals for this buy score. 
  • Players should only ever have to sit out one game per night at most. If you find yourself sitting out twice let us know and we’ll swap you with another player than has yet to sit out.

3 Players

If we’re short one player the 3 players short a fourth will play the following variety of cut-throat euchre. Setup remains the same – deal 4 hands including a dummy hand and flip up top card of the kitty. Players bid for trump skipping the dummy hand. If no one wants it the second round of bidding commences. This round will be stick the dealer. 

The maker of trump always plays alone. The maker is allowed to mix and match their hand with the dummy hand to form a new 5 card hand. This player will be playing against the other two players. Note: If a player goes alone they are not allowed to mix their hand with the dummy hand. 

3 Player Scoring

If the maker takes 3-4 tricks they earn 1 point

If the maker gets all 5 they get 3 points

If the maker goes alone and get all 5 they get 4 points

If the maker is euchred the other players score 2 points

Other Notes

Tiebreaker for deciding winning team – Draw a card per team, high card is the winning team. 

EUCHRE TUESDAYS

Euchre Night Tuesdays

Starting Tuesday January 28
Join us every other Tuesday. Individuals are welcome for this event!

See Events for Scheduling

Games on Tap Euchre Rules

Welcome to Games on Tap Euchre Nights!

Play Structure

We will be playing a style of Progressive Euchre where your partner will change throughout the event. We’ll aim to play 8 games in total consisting of 8 hands each. Depending on time we may play fewer games. 

Tables will be assigned numbers. Players must sign up when you arrive and take a personal score sheet. The sign up sheet will indicate where to sit for your first game. After game 1, winning teams will rotate to the next table and losers stay behind. Losers should switch seats so they are not playing with each other again. Winners from table 1 move to table 2, winners from table x move to table 1. 

Important Rules

  • If you order up your partner you must play a lone hand. ie. dealer sits out. 
  • Stick the dealer is in effect if no one picks trump

Please note, if an odd number of players exist and a sit out is required, sit out players will join table 1 the following game and players moving to table 1 will sit out the next game. 

Games will not be played to 10 points. Instead each game will consist of eight hands. Once everyone has dealt twice the game is over. Each player will track their score individually on their score card per game. 

Scoring:

Team that declares trump wins 3 or 4 tricks = 1 point per team member 

Team that declares trump wins all 5 tricks = 2 points per team member 

Player goes alone and wins 3 or 4 tricks = 1 point per team member 

Player goes alone and wins all 5 tricks = 5 points for alone player & 4 points for their partner

Team forces a euchre = 2 points per team member

Penalties

Renege = 2 points each for other team

Renege on lone hand = 4 points each for other team

Sit Out Exception Scenarios

Sitting out:  1 – 2 players

  • Sit Out Players get a buy. Take the average of your other game totals for this buy score. 
  • Players should only ever have to sit out one game per night at most. If you find yourself sitting out twice let us know and we’ll swap you with another player than has yet to sit out.

3 Players

If we’re short one player the 3 players short a fourth will play the following variety of cut-throat euchre. Setup remains the same – deal 4 hands including a dummy hand and flip up top card of the kitty. Players bid for trump skipping the dummy hand. If no one wants it the second round of bidding commences. This round will be stick the dealer. 

The maker of trump always plays alone. The maker is allowed to mix and match their hand with the dummy hand to form a new 5 card hand. This player will be playing against the other two players. Note: If a player goes alone they are not allowed to mix their hand with the dummy hand. 

3 Player Scoring

If the maker takes 3-4 tricks they earn 1 point

If the maker gets all 5 they get 3 points

If the maker goes alone and get all 5 they get 4 points

If the maker is euchred the other players score 2 points

Other Notes

Tiebreaker for deciding winning team – Draw a card per team, high card is the winning team. 

Christmas Holiday Hours 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone here at Games on Tap! We are closed on the following days as we spend time with Family and Friends. We look forward to seeing you here the days we are open between Christmas and New Years.

Have a Great Holiday!

Tuesday December 24Closed (Christmas Eve)
Wednesday December 25Closed (Christmas)
Thursday December 26Closed (Boxing Day)
Saturday December 2812PM – 12AM
Sunday December 292PM – 11PM
Monday December 3012PM – 11PM
Tuesday December 31Closed (New Years Eve)
Wednesday January 1Closed (New Years Day)

Book Your 2019 Christmas Party

Every year we’re grateful to host many work holiday Christmas parties. They are always so much fun for your staff and ours!

We have accommodated many event styles from events with meals and drinks for everyone to just shareable snacks. Events include game play and we can also host a Trivia Night or more organized play if requested.

Whichever way you go, it’s a great way for your staff to unwind and enjoy celebrating another year! Contact us today for availability and more details at info@gamesontap.ca.

Vacation Hours

We will have some modified hours in late August and early September as we take some vacation time. Please see our modified hours below.

SUN
AUG 25
MON
AUG 26
TUE
AUG 27
WED
AUG 28
THU
AUG 29
FRI
AUG 30
SAT
AUG 31
6-11PM6-11PM6-12AM6-12AM
SUN
SEP 1
MON
SEP 2
TUE
SEP 3
WED
SEP 4
THU
SEP 5
FRI
SEP 6
SAT
SEP 7
CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED6-11PM5-11PM6PM-1AM6PM-1AM
SUN
SEP 8
MON
SEP 9
TUE
SEP 10
WED
SEP 11
THU
SEP 12
CLOSEDCLOSED5-11PM5-11PMRETURN TO REGULAR HOURS 12-11PM

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blockus duo board game

Game play is similar with pieces laid corner to corner. The same colour pieces cannot overlap. Players get a bonus 15 points if they use all of their pieces and a bonus 5 points if their last piece played is the single square. Players lose 1 point for each square on any unused pieces. The player with the most points wins.

Stop in today and give it a try! Check out more details at board game geek. Check dout our full game list to see what else we have for play.