Rules of Card Games: Losing Lodam

Losing Lodam

This British game was played in the 16th and 17th centuries, and is now obsolete. the aim, as in modern reverse games such as Hearts, was to avoid taking scoring cards in tricks. In this case the scoring cards were all aces (11), kings (3), queens (2), jacks (1) and tens (10). A full description can be found on David Parlett's Losing Lodam page.

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