Card Games

Catch the Ten

Catch the Ten is a trick-taking game, also known as Scotch Whist. The application can be played by two to eight players. The default setting is six players. Press the Play button to start the game (Fig. 1).
Figure 1
Deal
Players cut cards, and the player with the highest rank becomes the dealer (Fig. 2). Each player is dealt six cards, with the last card facing up.
Figure 2
The suit of the upcard determines the trump suit (Fig. 3).
Figure 3
Tricks
The forehand leads a card to the first trick. Players follow cards in a clockwise direction. They must follow suit if possible. Otherwise, they may discard any card. The player who leads or follows the highest card wins the trick. The card strength is as follows.
Table 1
Rank (High→Low)
Trump J > A > K > Q > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 > 6
Non-trump A > K > Q > J > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 > 6
When the number of cards acquired in tricks exceeds the number of cards dealt at the beginning of the game, points are awarded for the excess cards. For example, if a player is dealt 6 cards, wins 3 tricks, and obtains 18 cards, they earn 12 points. Some trump cards have points as shown in the following table.
Table 2
Rank Points
Jack of trumps 11
Ace of trumps 4
King of trumps 3
Queen of trumps 2
Ten of trumps 10
On your turn, select one card from your hand and press the white frame (Fig. 4).
Figure 4
End of the Deal
The deal ends after six tricks, and the Score dialog is displayed (Fig. 5). You can view a score sheet and trick history by pressing the buttons in the Score dialog. The score sheet can be accessed by pressing the scoreboard in the upper left.
Figure 5
End of the Game
The game ends when someone reaches 41 points (Fig. 6). Upon reaching 41 points, the game ends immediately, and the player who reaches this score is the winner.
Figure 6

Number of Players
In this application, you can play with up to eight players. Below are the numbers of cards dealt (Table 3). For two players, 6 cards are dealt three times, resulting in three games with 6-card hands each time. Similarly, with three players, 6 cards are dealt twice, resulting in two games.
Table 3
Players Cards
2 6 or 18
3 6 or 12
4 9
5 7
6 6
7 5
8 4 or 5
For games with two, four, or eight players, you can play in partnerships. In partnerships, players sitting opposite each other form a team. The trick points in partnerships are calculated by adding the number of cards dealt to both players at the beginning of the game. For example, if each player is dealt 6 cards and the team acquires 20 cards, they are awarded 8 points (20 minus 12 points).

Options

Rules

Players

Sets the number of players.
(From 2 to 8)

Target Score

Sets the target score.

End of the Game

If "Immediately" is selected, the game ends as soon as the Target Score is reached. If "At the end of a hand" is selected, the game continues until the last trick.

Deck for Eight Players

Set up a deck for 8 players. You can choose either 32 cards by removing 6s or 40 cards by adding 5s.

Separated Hands

If enabled and the number of players is two or three, the cards dealt are divided into 6-card hands.

No Trump on First Lead

If enabled, a player cannot lead a trump card into the first trick.

Revoke

If enabled, when a player makes a mistake in a trick, the player loses and the game ends.

Rules / Player

First Dealer

"Cut (Higher)" and "Cut (Lower)" are added.

Game

Auto Card Flip

If enabled, cards automatically flip over at the end of each trick. If disabled, they flip over by pressing the device screen.

Trick Arrow

Sets whether to show the trick arrow.

Card Select

If "Once" is selected, a card is selected by pressing it once when leading it to a trick. If "Twice" is selected, you need to press the white frame after selecting a card.

Sorting Hand

Configures the sorting of your hand.

Rearranging Hand

If enabled, the cards in your hand can be swapped.

Flicking

If enabled, you can select a card by flicking it when leading it to a trick.

Game / Player List

Player List

Sets whether to display the player list.

Point Counter

Sets whether to display the point counter.

Hand Monitor

Sets whether to display the hands of players.

Size

Sets the size of the player list.