If you like Hearts, Euchre, or Canasta, you will love CallBreak (Spades). CallBreak is a popular card game in Nepal and India that is now available on Google Play Store. This game is a brain teaser: it will provide tons of mental exercise while providing hours of entertainment and fun. You can also play another popular game, Jutpatti, through our app. This game requires quick thinking and is equally as entertaining and fun.
The origins of CallBreak is unknown, but many believe it is derived from the trick-based game Spades. CallBreak (also known as Lakdi/Lakadi) is a popular card game in Nepal and India. In CallBreak the term “hand” is used instead of trick, and “call” is used instead of bid. After each deal, each player has to make a call for the number of hands he/she can capture, and the objective is to capture at least that many hands in a round and try to break another player, i.e., stop them from getting their call.
Deal & Call
CallBreak is a four-player card game with the spade as the trump card. CallBreak uses a standard 52-card deck. There are five rounds of play (deals) in a game. The first dealer is chosen randomly, and then cards are dealt counterclockwise from the first dealer. Each player gets 13 cards, and then the game begins with each player calling their possible winning hands. The first player to place a call is the player left of the dealer. After the first player places their call, calls are made in a counterclockwise rotation until all four players have placed their calls.
After the calls are placed, the player next to the dealer makes the first move. The first player throws any card, but the suit thrown by the first player will be the lead suit. The other three players must follow the same suit. If the remaining players do not have this suit at all, they must break this by the trump card (which is the spade card of any rank). If they do not have a spade of any rank, they can throw any other card out. The highest card of the lead suit wins the hand, but if the lead suit was broken by spade(s), then the highest ranked spade card will capture the hand. The winner of the hand leads the next hand. This continues for 13 hands after which the next deal begins.
After each round, each player gets a points update. If a player captures at least as many hands as his/her calls, the player receives a point for each hand. If the player captures extra hands, he/she receives one-tenth of a point (0.10) for each extra hand. For example, if a player places a bet for three calls and captures four hands, he/she will be given 3.1 points. However, if a player does not capture at least as many hands as his/her calls, the player receives a negative point for each hand. For example, if a player places a bet for four calls and captures two hands, he/she will be given -2 points.
At the end of the fifth round, the player with the highest points wins the game.
Jutpatti ((जुटपत्ती) is one of the easiest games you will ever play and is probably the first game people learn to play in Nepal and India.
The rules are simple. Jutpatti is a card game that is played with an odd number of cards (5, 7, 9, 11). After each player is dealt the required number of cards in a hand, the top card of the remaining deck determines the ‘joker.’ Each player now has to make card pairs so that each pair equals the ‘joker’ number. Until the pairs are made, players throw out cards, fetch cards from the deck or grab cards thrown out by other players. The player who can make all of their cards into pairs first wins the game.
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