HOKM ( حکم ) Rules & Delude Cards

HOKM is a classy persian trick playing cards game but we have designed it with a modern touch. The word Hokm literally means “command, order” but in card game jargon, it’s Persian for trump suit. It requires strategy, patience and skill and If you like playing card games and you are probably bored with solo card games then you must try this one. The object is to be the first team or player to win 7 points.

Available as both online multiplayer and Single Player Game.

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Features

  • Universal application designed for iPhone, iPad & Android.
  • Single player game
  • Multiplayer game
  • Smart AI giving you a hard challenge
  • 7+ Game themes
  • 7+ Card Deck Front pictures
  • 7+ Card Deck Back
  • Intuitive sound effects.

How to play

At the beginning of each hand, one of the players becomes Hâkem. Hâkem literally means “ruler, governor” and in card game jargon, it refers to a player having certain privileges in the game. Hakem declares what suit will be trump and leads to the first trick of the round.

4 Players game

Determination of Hâkem and Dealer: One of the players flips one card to each player anticlockwise. The first player to take an Ace becomes Hâkem. The player to the left of Hâkem, who is from the opposite team, becomes dealer. Opposite players are partners.

Trump

Hâkem must choose and declare the trump suit on the basis of his own first 5 cards.

Play

Hâkem leads to the first trick. Each player in turn must follow suit. If a player holds no cards of the suit led, that player may play any card (including any trump card). The highest card in the trump suit always wins the trick. If no trump cards are played, the trick goes to the highest card of the suit led. The winner of a trick leads to the next.

Scoring

  • The first team to take 7 tricks wins the hand and scores 1 point.
  • If the Hâkem’s team wins the hand by taking the first 7 tricks, the other team having taken none, they win 2 points instead of 1. If the Hâkem’s opponents win by taking the first 7 tricks, they win 3 points instead of 1.
  • The first team to reach 7 points wins the game.
  • If the Hâkem’s team won the hand, the Hâkem retains the rank, and the same dealer deals again. If the other team wins, the turn to deal passes to the right: the previous Hâkem deals and the player to his right becomes Hâkem for the following hand.

3 Players Game

Determination of Hâkem and Dealer:

Before starting the game, one of the 2’s is removed from the deck, leaving 51 cards (17 cards for each player). One of the players flips one card at a time to each player anticlockwise. The first player to take an Ace becomes Hâkem and the player to his left becomes dealer.

Trump

Hâkem must choose and declare the trump suit on the basis of his own first 5 cards.

Play

Hâkem leads to the first trick. Each player in turn must follow suit. If a player holds no cards of the suit led, that player may play any card (including any trump card). The highest card in the trump suit always wins the trick. If no trump cards are played, the trick goes to the highest card of the suit led. The winner of a trick leads to the next.

Scoring

  • If one player takes all the first 7 tricks, the hand is over and the winner scores either 2 points if he was Hâkem or 3 if he wasn’t Hâkem.
  • Otherwise, the winner is the first player who takes a number of tricks that cannot be equalled or exceeded by another player. For example if the tricks are 7-4-3 the play must continue, because a second player might also achieve 7 tricks, but at 7-4-4 the player with 7 tricks has won, because no one else can take more than 6 tricks. In the same way 8-3- 1 is not yet a win, but 8-2-2 is a win for the player with 8 tricks. In such a case the winner of the hand scores 1 point.
  • If two of players take the same number of tricks then the third player wins the hand and scores 1 point. So for example if the tricks are 7-7-3, the player with 3 tricks wins.
  • The first player to reach 7 points wins the game.
  • If Hâkem won the hand, he keeps this rank and the same player deals again. Otherwise Hâkem becomes the new dealer and the player to his right becomes Hâkem for the following hand.

Download

iPad & iPhone Universal App: http://bit.ly/ihokmpro

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