Euchre

Euchre

About Euchre

Euchre or eucre, is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24 standard playing cards. It is the game responsible for introducing the joker into modern packs; this was invented around 1860 to act as a top trump or best bower (from the German word Bauer, 'farmer', denoting also the jack). It may be sometimes referred to as Knock Euchre to distinguish it from Bid Euchre.

Contributions by William Pietri, 2005, and JonRoma.