Rules of Tute

Play Tute

Tute is a very popular card game in Spain. Its origin is Italian (from the word Tutti), in fact the Spanish and Italian deck of cards are very similar.

Other games with similar rules: Briscola, Belote, Guiñote

Choose a deck of cards

Spanish deck Standard deck

Aim of the game

4 players play in pairs with a spanish deck of 40 cards (8 and 9 not included).

The main goal of the game is to win 3 rounds before the opponents.

To win a round you must score as many points as possible by getting the most valuable cards and performing “calls” (“declarations”).

Value of the cards

Image Card Value
1 of cups Ace 11 points
3 of clubs Three 10 points
King of swords King 4 points
Knight of cups Knight 3 points
Jack of coins Jack 2 points
7 of swords Seven, six, five, four, two 0 points

How to play Tute

In 4-player games, everyone starts with 10 cards.

The last card indicates the trump suit (shown on the table). The trump suit beats any other suit and is the key to win the game. The trump suit beats any other suit and is the key to win the game.

The hand player starts the game with a card. The following players must respond with another card according to the following rules:

  1. A card of the same suit higher than any other on the table.
  2. A card of the same suit.
  3. A trump card higher than any other on the table.
  4. Any other card.

The player who has played the highest card wins all the cards on the table (the “trick”) and will start playing in the next hand.

The round continues until all players run out of cards.

The “calls”

A “call” is a special play that allows you to get extra points during the round.

Call Description Points
1 Tute 4 kings or the 4 knights Win the round directly
2 The 40 King and knight of the trump suit 40 points
3 20 in coins, swords, clubs and cups King and knight of the same suit 20 points

Count up points

The player or pair with more points will win the round. It will depend on the cards they have won and the “calls”.

Furthermore, the last trick of the round adds 10 additional points. In case of a tie, the pair who got this trick will win.

Experience points and ranking

You already know the rules of Tute. Now play to get experience points xp, level up and get better in the ranking.

Action Points
Play a game11 xp
Win a game19 xp
Win a round2 xp
Win a hand1 xp
Call3 xp

Players who leave the game will not score any points.

Get extra coins and experience by completing game challenges.