Rules of Durak

Durak is a Russian origin card game of attack and defense.

It is said that in this game there are no winners, only one loser. The last person with cards in their hand is the loser (the fool or “durak”).

The objective is to throw away all your cards before your opponents in different attack and defense rounds until there are no cards in the deck.

It is played with 36 cards of the English deck, from lowest to highest value: 6 7 8 9 10 J Q K A

How to play Durak

Although the rules seem complex, once you start playing it's very simple.

Before starting a card is placed face up (crossed under the deck) that will indicate the “trump” suit.

Each player is dealt 6 cards. If any player has all red, black or 5 cards of the same suit, cards must be dealt again.

In each round there is a defender (indicated with a shield) and three attackers.

Attack and defense

As many attacks can be made as the defender has cards up to a maximum of 6.

End of the round

The round ends when all players had a chance to attack or the maximum number of attacks was reached.

At the end of the round, all players must draw from the deck in order until they have 6 cards again, first, the attacker players and last, the defender.

End of the game

The first player who has no cards left, wins as long as there are no cards available to draw.

The other players will keep playing to save themselves from being the «fool».

Experience points and ranking

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Action Points
Play a game7
First of the game12
Second of the game6
Third of the game3
Play the last card of the round1

Players who leave the game will not score any points.

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