Quadrille

Quadrille is an adaptation of Hombre for four players. All 40 cards are dealt and the winner of the bidding selects a partner by calling a King. It became extremely fashionable in Europe in the 18th century, eclipsing the parent game, but declined in the 19th. It has now died out so far as we know, though it was the inspiration for many later games with variable partnerships.

Further information and rules of the game are available of David Parlett's Quadrille page.