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- Euchre glossary
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Euchre glossaryTable of Contents
updated January 2 2019
Your team is euchred if you or your partner chose the trump suit, but together you did not take 3 or more tricks during the hand.
There are 5 tricks to be collected during a single Euchre hand. The rules require that if you declare trump, your team must get at least 3 of them.
If your team is euchred, then your opponent is awarded 2 points, while your team gets no points.
- We got euchred!
- Eldest hand
Eldest hand is a name given to the player who is required to play the first card in a hand of Euchre. It is another term for first seat.
People who use this term also generally give the name "Pone" to the player who is right of the dealer.
- first seat
First seat is a name given to the player who is required to play the first card in a hand of Euchre. It is another name for the player who is left of the dealer (sometimes called "left of dealer").
Some people also call this player Eldest hand.
- First seat led the trick with a trump card.
- As first seat, I decided to use the 'Next' strategy and call the opposite suit as trump.
The person who plays the first card in a trick is said to lead the trick.
- I led the 4th trick with my Ace of Hearts, but it was trumped.
A trick is the pile of 4 cards that is collected by the person who placed the strongest card in the pile.
It is also sometimes used to mean a discrete phase in the game of Euchre, during which each of the 4 players plays one card.
- I snagged the trick with my jack of spades.
- I took 5 tricks so I should have gone alone!
- I led with spades in the first trick.
The term "trump" can be used as a noun or a verb.
The trump suit is the suit that was declared by the "maker". For example, "I choose clubs as the trump suit."
A trump card is any card of the trump suit. In Euchre, Jacks have special properties. If a black suit is declared trump, then the Jack of the other black suit is also considered a trump card. The same is true for red suited cards. For example, if Spades is declared trump, then the Jack of Clubs is also a trump card.
To trump is to play a trump card that is higher in rank than the current card that will take the trick.
- My opponent trumped the trick, but then my partner trumped his trump card!
- I didn't have any trump [cards] so I led with an Ace.
A hand is void in a suit if it contains no cards of that suit.
- I was void in spades, so I did not have to follow suit.