NAPOLEON , a
See also:game of
See also:cards (known colloquially as "
See also:Nap ") . Any number may
See also:play . The cards
See also:rank as at
See also:whist, and five are dealt to each player . The
See also:deal being completed, the player to the dealer's
See also:left looks at his
See also:hand and declares how many tricks he would play to win against all the
See also:rest, the usual
See also:rule being that more than one must be declared; in default of declaring he says " I pass," and the next player has a similar option of either declaring to make more tricks or passing, and so on all round . A declaration of five tricks is called " going Nap." The player who declares to make most has to try to make them, and the others, but without consultation, to prevent him . The declaring hand has the first lead, and the first card he leads makes the
See also:trump suit . The players, in rotation, must follow suit if able . If the declarer succeeds in making at least the number of tricks he stood for he wins whatever stakes are played for; if not he loses . If the player declaring Nap wins he receives
See also:double stakes all round; if he loses he only pays single stakes all round . Sometimes, however, a player is allowed to go " Wellington " over " Nap," and even "Blucher" over" Wellington." In these cases the caller of " Wellington " wins four times the stake and loses twice the stake, the caller of " Blucher " receives six times and loses three times the stake . Sometimes a player is allowed to declare misere, i.e. no tricks . This ranks, as a declaration, between three and four, but the player pays a double stake on three, if he wins a
See also:trick, and receives a single on three if he takes none .
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