This game is believed to have been invented by Harry van Buuren. This description was contributed by Remco Hartog ( The name of the game is Dutch for Twos.


It is played by 4 players, but also possible to be played by 3.


36 cards are used. The cards in each suit rank (from high to low) 2-A-K-Q-J-10-9-8-7. Note the 2 being the highest card.


The first dealer is choosen randomly. The dealer in the next game is the one left to the first dealer (clockwise rotation) The cards are dealt 3-3-3 for 4 players or 3-3-3-3 for 3 players. Resulting in resp. 9 or 12 cards per player.


The player left to the dealer leads the first trick and sets the suit. You have to follow suit (unless you can't) The player who wins the trick starts the next trick.


When all 9 (or 12) tricks are played, all players count the points in the tricks they won and add these to their grand total. The 2 is worth 2 points. The 7, 8, 9 and 10 are worth 1 point. Jack, Queen, King and Ace all loose one point. The grand total can become negative.

Winning the game

The first player to reach a grand total of 22 or more wins. When this is the case for several players, the one closest to 22 wins.

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Last updated: 15th November 1998