Three And Four Handed Bezique
THREE AND FOUR HANDED BEZIQUE. - When three play, three packs are used together. All play against each other. The dealer deals to his left ; the player first dealt to has the first lead. The rotation of dealing goes to the left. A second double bezique, counting 500, may be declared to a bezique on the table, which has already been used for double bezique. Triple bezique scores 1500. All the cards of the triple bezique must be on the table at the same time and unplayed to a trick. All may be declared together, or a double bezique may be added to a single one, or a third bezique may be added to a double bezique already declared. The game is 2000 up. In playing the last eight tricks, the third hand, if not able to follow suit, nor to win the trick by trumping, may throw away any card he pleases.
If 'hen, four play, four packs are shuffled together and used as one. The players may score independently, or they may play as partners. A second double bezique or triple bezique may be scored as before ; to form them the beziques may be declared from the hand of either partner. A player may declare when he or his partner takes a trick. In playing the last eight tricks, the winner of the last trick and the adversary to his left play their cards against each other, and then the other two similarly play theirs.