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The Campbell Boardgames Meetup Group Message Board › New Meetup: Texas 42 and Potluck

New Meetup: Texas 42 and Potluck

Group Organizer
San Jose, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for The Campbell Boardgames Meetup Group!

What: Texas 42 and Potluck

When: August 28, 2009 7:00 PM

Dave's Condo
2015 Flickinger Way
San Jose, CA 95131

Texas 42 is a unique game that uses dominoes like cards. You bid, call trumph, and assist your partner by taking tricks yourself or placing points on tricks that your partner is likely to take. Like many games there are hundreds of variations and house rules. We'll be playing a version close to the one that was played at the holidays at my grandparents house, and I'll teach the game and hand out rule sheets for reference.

I could use 2 more sets of 6-spot dominoes. If you can bring a set, please, note that in your RSVP.

This will another realitively healthy (anything but junkfood) potluck. I will provide cups, plates, untensils, water, soda, and wine. Please bring a dish to share as well as any other games you might like to play.


7:00 - 7:15 Arrive and prepare food
7:15 - 8:00 Eat and explain rules
8:00 - 11:00 Gaming

Learn more here:
Group Organizer
San Jose, CA
Post #: 13
== 42 in a Nutshell ==

I will add a few more house rules when we play, but here are the basics...

Four players sit at the table. Players sitting opposite each other are partners. The dominos are shuffled. Each player draws seven dominos. Bidding begins with the player to the left of the shuffler. Thirty (30) is the lowest that can be bid. Maximum bid is 42 (one mark), or multiples thereof.
High bidder declares a trump suit and leads the first domino. Each player plays a domino, in turn (clockwise), and must follow the suit of the domino led if possible; otherwise, any domino may be played. Trumps outrank the other domino suits and can be played only when they are led, or when a player cannot follow the suit led in a trick.

The highest domino played takes each trick, and its player leads the next domino. This process continues until all 28 dominoes in the hand are played (seven tricks), or the high bidder makes his bid or is set by the opponents. Dominos divisible by five (5) are worth their face values, and each trick won is one point.

The shuffle and opening bid rotate clockwise after each hand is played. The object is to make your bid or set the opponents (stop them from making their bid). Each hand won is scored as a mark(s). The game ends when a team scores seven marks (the letter segments annotated in "ALL").

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