Enflé

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Enflé
French-suited 32-card pack.jpg
French-suited 32-card pack
Alternative namesRolling Stone, Farbenjagd, Schweller
TypeShedding game
Players4–6[1]
Skills requiredCard values and following suit[1]
Age range8+[1]
Cards32 or 52
DeckFrench or German pack
PlayClockwise
Card rank (highest first)A K Q J 10 9 8 7 (6 5 4 3 2)
Related games
Durak

Enflé, Rolling Stone Farbenjagd or Schweller is an early nineteenth century, French trick-taking card game[2] for 3 or more players, which has been described as a "simple but maddening game"[3] having "a lot of similarity to Rams and no less entertaining."[4] It has also been called "one of the best children's games.[5]

Description[edit]

Enflé is played with 32 French playing cards, or 52 if there are more than four players. The aim is to be the first to completely shed all one's cards. The card ranking is Aces high i.e. Ace > King > Queen > Jack > 10 > 9 > 8 > 7 (>6 > 5 > 4 > 3 > 2).

Players must follow suit and the highest card of the led suit wins the trick. The winner picks it up and discards the trick. There are no trumps. If a player is unable to follow suit he must pick up all the cards played to the current trick and lead to the next. As soon as the first player is out, the game ends and the winner scores the total of the cards in the other players hands with Ace to 10 at face value and court cards counting 10.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Children's Card Games by USPC Co. Retrieved 22 Apr 2019
  2. ^ Lhôte 1994, p. 476.
  3. ^ Parlett 2008, p. 463.
  4. ^ von Alvensleben 1853, p. 215.
  5. ^ Lasserre, Lebrun and Leroy 1853, p. 156.

Literature[edit]

  • _ (1983). "Schweller" in Erweitertes Spielregelbüchlein aus Altenburg, Verlag Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, Leipzig, pp. 181ff
  • Enfle. In: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon. 6th edition. Vol. 5, Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig/Vienna 1906, p. 784.
  • Kastner, Hugo and Gerald Kador Folkvord (2005) "Rolling Stone" in Die große Humboldtenzyklopädie der Kartenspiele. Humboldt, Baden-Baden, ISBN 3-89994-058-X pp. 359–360 (Auszug).
  • Lasserre, Lebrun and Leroy (1853). Manuels-Roret: Nouveau Manuel Complet des Jeux de Calcul et de Hasard ou Nouvelle Academie des Jeux. Roret, Paris.
  • Lhôte, Jean-Marie (1994). Histoire des jeux de société: géométries du désir. Flammarion.
  • Müller, Reiner F. (1994). Die bekanntesten Kartenspiele. Neff, Berlin. ISBN 3-8118-5856-4 (as Farbenjagd)
  • Parlett, David (2008). The Penguin Book of Card Games, Penguin, London. ISBN 978-0-141-03787-5
  • Von Alvensleben, L. (1853). Encyclopädie der Spiele enthaltend all bekannten Karten-, Bret-, Kegel-, Billard-, Ball-, Würfel-Spiele und Schach. Otto Wigand, Leipzig.