|Kritische||Spitz, Belli, Max|
|Spitz (Soacher)||Acorn seven; can only be beaten by Belli or Max. Is being indicated by blinking the left eye.|
|Belli (Belle)||Bell seven;
can only be beaten by Max. Is being indicated by blinking the right eye.
The name "Belli" comes from the Italian word "bello" which means beautiful.
|Max (Maxi)||King of hearts; highest card in the game, can not be beaten by any other card. Is being indicated by twitching the lips or forming the lips to a kiss.|
|Haube||Announced card (symbol and color). Is being indicated by shrugging the right shoulder. Valid for one game|
|Strike (Schläge)||The 3 cards which match the same symbol as the "Haube". Are being indicated by shrugging the left shoulder. As often as one shrugs his should as many strikes he holds in his hand.|
|Trump (Trümpfe)||All cards which match the same color as the "Haube". Are being indicated by twitching fingers. Fist=As; Thumb=King; Index finger=High; Middle finger=Low; twitching the other fingers=smaller trumps.|
cards are put face down in front of the player right of the person who draws
the cards. He then picks an arbitrary number of cards of the deck and may
look at the undermost card. Is this card one of the "Kritische"
he may keep it. The picked cards now are put back, face down, under the
cards what where left unpicked on the table. Now the cards are being drawn.
The remaining cards of the deck are put face up next to the tablet. If the
player who picks the cards of the deck forgot to take one of the "Kritische"
the player who draws the cards is aloud to take it.
If during the game it shows that the player who picked the cards was lying and he had neither one of the "Kritische" the team is being punished with 2 points.
|Indicate||Nimbly and unobtrusively telling your partner your card|
|Announce||By the cards in his hand the player left of the player who had drawn the cards announces the symbol (usually the symbol he holds the most in his hand) valid in this game. The player who had drawn the cards announces the color (usually the color he holds the most in his hand) valid in this game. The announced card that matches symbol and color is called "Haube". All cards matching the announced color become "Trümpfe (trump)". All cards matching the announced symbol become "Schläge (strike)"|
that you have the better cards in your hand you call upon the opponent team
with the order "go or leave" to give up this round of the game.
Once a round is challenged and the other teams decides to keep on playing
the team that wins may note 3 points. If the challenged team gives up the
round the winner may note 2 points.
If the challenged team wants to know it the challenging team really has the better cards they have to play the game. If the challenged team even things they have the better cards or that the challenging team is just faking they can increase the point to be written for winning this round by calling out "four". The points can be increased (5, 6, ...) until either one of the teams decide to give up or play the round. By challanging the other team you always have to be careful that you never bid more points then what you need to win the whole game. When this happens the team that over bid is being punished with 2 points.
|Tense||The Team that first reaches 12 resp. 14 points, mustn't challenge the other team anymore or it will be punished with 2 points.|
|Punishment||The team that makes a mistake (giving out to many cards, noting points incorrectly, challenging the other team although they are "tense") is being punished. This means the other team may note 2 extra points.|