1 : an old card game in which the winner of each trick or a majority of tricks takes a portion of the pool while losing players are obligated to contribute to the next ...
|The Game of Pam|
"Mouche" - Four of a suit plus Pam ♣
|Players||3 to 8 (5 to 7 best)|
|Card rank (highest to lowest)||J♣ A K Q 10...|
|This article may be confusing or unclear to readers. (February 2015)|
- Before play, each in turn announces whether he will play or throw his hand in.
- Any player offering to play may then exchange his hand for "miss", but may not drop out or change it back. Only the first player to claim this privilege may exercise it.
- If all pass, the dealer wins the pool.
- If one player exchanges and the others all pass, the exchanger then wins the pool.
- If just one player before the dealer plays without exchanging, the dealer may not pass but has a choice of play. He may either play for himself (exchanging or not), or pay for "miss". In this case he still plays, but neither wins nor loses anything. Only the other player wins from or loses to the pool, whichever result it comes to be.
|Bold Stand||A method of playing the game, in which it is a rule, that whenever there is only the deal to be played for, every person is obliged to stand in order to make a loo for the next hand. As often this happens, it is a bold stand.|
|Dumby||The spare hand, which must be dealt in the regular order, either first or last but one, and not according to the dealer's whim|
|Force||The same as Bold Stand|
|Heading the Trick||Playing a better card of the suit led, or not having any of the suit, trumping it|
|Loo||The sum put up by any one that is looed, and is either limited or unlimited; when unlimited, a person is looed for the whole amount of the pool; if limited, he is looed by no more than a certain sum, previously agreed upon, generally the price of the deal|
|Looed||A person playing is looed when he does not take a trick, or when he breaks any of the laws of the game|
|Miss||The same as Dumby|
|Misdeal||When the dealer gives any of the players more or less than three cards, or deals out of regular order, or shows a card in dealing|
|Mouche||A four-card flush with Pam.|
|Paying for the Deal||At each new deal, the dealer puts into the pool three counters, or whatever it may be agreed upon by the party to play for; this is called the price of the deal|
|Pool||The pool consists of counters which are paid for the deals, and of the sums forfeited by those who were looed the preceding hand.|
|Revoke||When a person who has suit does not play it|