“I bid Grande!”
Skat is a favorite card game of many Germans. Skat was originally developed around 1815 in the City of Altenburg. It is a three player
trick taking game and uses 32 cards of a standard deck. In Germany the game can be played with the German suites (acorns, leaves, hearts, bells), typically the standard French suited deck (clubs, spades, hearts, diamonds) is used. Skat’s governing body is the “International Skat Players Association” commonly referred to as ISPA.
Skat is easily the highest ranked card game in the world and involves strategy, memorization, psychology, and a bit of luck. Although it takes time to learn the basics, it will challenge any card player. Skat is a game that can take a lifetime to master.
Preis Skat is played on the first Friday each month. On the 3rd Friday, we welcome anyone who would like to learn the game. This is designated as Beginner’s Night. This includes ladies and young people. If you like to play cards we think you will also like this game. The club will provide verbal assistance and a copy of the rules to take home. NOTE: Prizes will be after each series. All games are played in the Ratskeller.
There are many online sites that are dedicated to both playing and the teaching of the game. Playing options include playing against
the computer or playing against other people. There are also forums for the discussion and dissemination of strategy. Below are links to some of the more common sites:
(Basic computer Skat game, computer plays weak)
Play against other people from around the world (Chat will typically happen in German).
A very nice site although not as many members as skat-online (It can take some time to find a table). If you would like to play a money tournament several Canadian members sign-up on Thursday evenings at 8:00pm.
For information concerning the Skat Klub please contact the club office at 402-333-6615.
Vorspieler — Steve Richards
Kassenverwalter — Ken Dirksen
Schriftführer — Vern Dolleck