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Belote Coinchée is a popular variation of Belote Classic. Play it now with computer opponents.

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Belote Coinchée game info

Belote Coinchée, also known as Coinche, Belote Contrée, or Belote aux Enchères, is a trick-taking card game from France. It is a variation of the classic French card game Belote, which is the national card game in France. Most rules are similar between the games, but there are differences in dealing and choosing trump.

Coinche is played with 4 players, using 32 cards from a French-suited deck. The game is played clockwise. A game takes around 30 minutes to play.

How to play Belote Coinchée

Players

Belote Coinchée is played with four players, in two partnerships (teams) of two players.

Deck and cards

Belote Coinchée is played with 32 cards of a French-suited deck. These 32 cards are the Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, 10, 9s, 8s, and 7s of each of the four suits.

The ranking of the cards in the trump suit is as follows from highest to lowest:

The ranking of the cards in the non-trump suit is as follows from highest to lowest:

Deal

Each player is dealt eight cards in clockwise direction. First three cards, then two cards, followed by three more cards. The cards are never shuffled.

Bidding

The player to the left of the dealer starts bidding. He can either pass or make a bid with a contract. The possible contracts are 80 points, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160 or capot. The capot bid means winning all tricks. In addition to the value, a player must also mention the trump suit of his bid.

What makes Belote Coinchée special is the possibility of calling coinché. This means doubling the opponent's bid if a player thinks they will fail. The opponent can in turn call surcoinché if they are confident they can win, which means the score is tripled.

Bidding ends when all players in a row pass, coinché or surcoinché is called, or a capot is called.

The team who won the bid must try to take at least as many points as their bid.

Gameplay

The player to the left of the dealer starts playing.

Like in the classic Belote, following suit is mandatory. If unable to follow suit a player must trump unless his partner is winning the trick. Whenever playing a trump a player must beat the highest trump in the trick if possible.

If a trump card was played, the highest trump card wins the trick. Otherwise the highest card of the lead suit wins the trick.

The winning player puts the cards from the trick in front of him and starts the next trick.

Scoring

After playing all 8 tricks, both teams calculate the points of the cards in the tricks they won. The last trick is worth 10 points (dix de der in French).

To fulfil a contract, a team must at least earn as many points as their bid (82 if the bid was 80).

If the contract is fulfilled, the winning team earns the points of their bid (250 points for capot) and the points of the cards in the tricks they won. The losing team earns the points in the tricks they won.

If the contract is not fulfilled, the team who won the bidding earns nothing, while the other team scores 162 + the amount of the bid (250 for capot).

If coinché was called, the score for the bid in the explanation above is doubled. If surcoinché was called, the score for the bid is tripled. The points for the cards (or 162 when losing) remain the same. This holds for both cases when the contract is fulfilled or not.

Game end

The first team to attain 1000 points wins the game.