Card Games: Marriage Group
This is a large subgroup of the ace-ten group of point-trick games. In these games there is a bonus for having the king and queen of one suit in your hand - typically 40 if the suit is trumps and 20 if it is a non-trump suit. When French-suited cards are used this combination is often called a marriage or a bela. In games that use German suited cards the scoring combination is the king and over-knave; with Spanish cards it is the king and horse. In these games there is very often a further bonus for winning the last trick, typically 10 points.
- Sechsundsechzig (66) (Germany)
- Schnapsen (Austria)
- Bauernschnapsen (Austria)
- Tute / Guiñote (Spain)
- Mariás (Czech Republic and Slovakia)
- Ulti (Hungary)
- 1000 (Tysiacha) (Poland, Belorus, Ukraine, Russia, Baltic States)
- Marjapussi (Finland)
- Huutopussi (Finland)
- Rufmariasch (Banat) and the similar Austrian games Anrufen and Königrufen (the latter not to be confused with the Tarock game of the same name).
- Brouc (Switzerland)
- Marjolet (France)
- Pip-Pip (Britain)
I also include in the marriage group games which allow further bonuses for other combinations of cards in hand; Bezique and Pinochle include scores for 4 of a kind, trump sequence, and the special combination of Q and J
- Bezique (Britain)
- Single Deck Pinochle (North America)
- Double Deck Pinochle (North America)
- Three-player (Auction) Pinochle (North America)
- Two-player Pinochle (North America)
- Hoskin (Kurdistan)
The Jass group is another subgroup of marriage games, with scores for suit sequences and for four of a kind, and with the special characteristic that the jack and nine of trumps are promoted to be the highest cards.