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Games in Red, which may. be played, Sans-prendre.

I.

Spadille, Ace of Spades.
Manilk, the Duce.
Basto, Ace of Clubs.
3 Trumps.
A King.

m.

Spadil!e,Ace of Spades,
Manille, the Seven.
Punto,Act of Trumps.
Queen.
1 Trumps
A King.

V.

Basle, Ace of Clubs.
Punto, Ace ofTrumps.
3 Trumps.
A King.

A Queen guarded.

n.

Spadille, Ace of Spades, Manille, the Duce. Basto, Ace of Clubs. King.

1 Trumpv A King.

IV.

Manille, the Seven.
Basto, Ace of Clubs.
Queen.
Knave.

2 Trumps.
A King.

VI.

Punto, Ace of Dia-
monds.
King. -
Queen.
Knave*
Duce.
Three.
Six.

A King.

VII.

Manille, the Seven.

Basto, Ace of Clubs.

Punto, Ace of Trumps.

3 Trumps.

A King.

A Renounce.

VIII.

Spadille, Ace of Spades.
Punto, Ace of Dia-
monds.
\King.
Queen.
2 Trumps.
|A King.
Queen guarded.

A Good Player will venture to play upon a weaker Game when he is to lead, or play last, than when he is second, as I observed before of Discarding.

Now I have laid down every Rule of Ombre', but notwithstanding all my Directions, let a person play with ever so much Judgment and Caution, he will often find himself disappointed in his Game; for Fortune will have a Hand in Small Things, as well as Great, so that it is not to be expected that the best Gamesters shall always win; you may lose upon a very good Game, when all the Trumps that are against you fall into one Hand ; on the contrary, when they happen to be divided, you may win a very small game. I once saw a very good Player lose a Game with four Matadores and three Kings: You will imagine the Cards must be very strangely disposed $ for it happened that the Eight Trumps which were

against against him (I say Eight, for he played in Red) were all in one Hand; so that his Kings being all trumped, he won but four Tricks.

As frequent Disputes are like to arise at Ombre, and People are seldom satisfied with the Judgment of the Standers-by; I have subjoined a Table of all the Rules and Articles of the Game; which will decide Disputes very impartially.

I shall now speak of the different Sorts of Ombre.

Of La Espadilla por Fuerca, that is, Force Spadille, or Espadille Force.

TH I S Manner of playing at Ombre may be diverting enough where People do not play for any thing, because Beastes happen almost continually, and the Codille is often won when it is least expected; but where People play for Money, it is quite different: For Ombre, which is a Game of Art and Judgment, when it is thus played, degenerates into a Game of Chance; and conduct can be of no Use to a good Player, who finds Spadille in his Hand very ill attended.

It is played like the Game at Ombre we have described; every one speaks in his Turn, and if all pass, then he who has Spadille in his Hand is obliged to play, let his

Game Game be ever so bad; therefore when the others have passed, he has nothing to do but to name his Trump, and to discard.

But he who has Spadille may pass, to see if either of the other Two will put him out of his Pain, and Play; if they do not, he mud Play, as is said before.

When all pass,- and no-body owns Spadille, the Cards that are left must be examined; and if it be not in the Stock, it must be in some Hand: In this Case, he who has it, and did not own it, incurs a Beafte, and the Deal is not to be played, because the Cards were seen.:

This is all that can be said of this Sort of Ombre, which is seldom played for money, because indeed it spoils the Game.

Of Gascarilla, ». G A S C A R H I;

THIS is a new Way of playing at Ombre and is seldom practised but where People play for Trifles. The Method of it is thus: When all have passed, one Person declares to play Gascarille; then that Person lays out eight cards, and after having taken in, and examined his Game, he names the Trump of that Suit in which he is the strongest. „

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Sometimes he who plays Gascarille lays out all nine; and observe, that he is obliged to lay out at least eight.

If he wins his Game he is to receive three a-piece for Gascarille; if he loses it, he pays them three a-piece.

He pays, or receives, for Matadores, as at ) the other Games of Ombre.

Of the W H i M.

this is another odd Way of playing at Ombre, and seems to be invented for Variety fake ; it is thus:

When all have passed, one declares to play the Whim i that Person is to turn . up the Top-Card of the Stock, and whatever Suit that happens to be of, is his Trump, and he is obliged to abide by it.

Then he discards, and takes in what Number he pleases, and the Card turned up must be one of them.

The Person who plays thus, if he wins his Game, receives nothing for playing the Whim, nor pays any thing if he loses it.

He pays, or receives for Matadores, as at the other Games of Ombre.

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