Rules of 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.
The rules of this game are similar to: Briscola, Belote, Guiñote...
- Game modes:
- 4 players in pairs with a deck of 40 cards.
Aim of the game
The main goal of the game is to win 3 rounds before the opponents.
To win a round you must earn the most points by getting the most valuable cards and performing “calls”.
Value of the cards
|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 key to winning the game. The trump suit beats any other suit and is key to winning the game.
The hand player starts the game with a card. The following players must respond with another card according to the following rules:
- A card of the same suit higher than any other on the table.
- A card of the same suit.
- A trump card higher than any other on the table.
- Any other card.
It is not mandatory to beat the start card with a higher one (rule 1) if another player already played a trump.
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.
A “call” is a special play that allows you to get extra points during the round.
- It is only possible to “call” when you or your partner have won the first trick.
- The calls should be made in order of priority, otherwise they will be lost.
- Only one call per turn is allowed after winning a trick (each partner may make one).
|1) Tute||4 kings or the 4 knights||Win the round directly|
|2) The 40||King and knight of the same suit of the trump||40 points|
|3) 20 in coins, swords, clubs and cups||King and knight of the same suit||20 points|
Tip: good communication with the partner is important for not blocking a possible higher “call” of the partner.
Count up points
The player or pair with the most 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.
In each round there is a total of 120 points, 30 for each suit of the deck. The calls can add up to 100 points and the 10 points of the last trick.
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.
|Play a match||12 xp|
|Win a match||20 xp|
|Win a round||2 xp|
|Winning a hand||1 xp|
Players who leave the game will not score any points.