Buraco Rules

Buraco Rules

Welcome to Buraco Rules

 
 

To start playing, look for a free game in the list and press the “Play now!” button. Remember that you must wager a minimum of 6.000 coins to play.

The game begins when all players have finished their game or when the game creator presses start game and all other players accept.

To start playing , you have the following options:

  • Play Now: Click the button " Play Now" and you will enter directly into the first game available.

  • See games: Can you select a game that has already been created by other players.

  • Create game: press the button “create game” and select the settings you want. You'll have to wait for players to enter a game to start playing.

  • Challenge : You can select one of your friends that you will find at the bottom of the game or choose one from the list of connected players, open your profile and click "challenge".

 

The game begins when the it is completed with all players.

Configuration game

 

When creating a game you can define the following:

 
  1. Number of players (2 or 4 players)

  2. Bet (minimum of 6.000 coins).

  3. Private game(you can create games that will not be seen by others)

  4. Create a game in pairs. If it is a 4 players game it will be in pairs automatically.

  5. Game Mode : You can choose from 5 different modes of play Buraco (Open, dirty open, closed, dirty closed, and WTCC closed).

 

Betting: Each game has a minimum bet of 6.000 coins, so to play any game you will need to bet 6.000 or more of your coins depending on the game.

 

The winner of the match will win coins off other users and points according to the amount of coins won. Remember that if you leave a started game you forfeit your coins for that game.

Objective

 

Buraco is a card game for 2 players or 4 players in pairs.

The aim is to create combinations formed either by straights or, depending on the mode, sets of 3 or more cards of the same number and end up with more points than your opponents.

How to Play

 

It is played with 2 decks of English cards with jokers (except open mode)

First 11 cards are dealt to each player and two groups of 11 cards each are left at a side, one per player or per team when playing in pairs . These groups of cards are called "The Dead " . All other cards will become part of the deck (draw pile).

The game

 

Each player at the start of the turn , has the option to draw a card from the deck or keep all accumulated in the discard pile to form combinations (except the first player that only has the option of drawing cards from the deck since there will be yet to discarded cards).

You do all the combinations you want and they should always be a minimum of 3 cards. Later on you will be adding others and if the combinations are 7 cards or more these will be called RUNS.

* In Open and Closed WTTC, you can not form groups of cards of the same number , only straights.

When you finish making combinations you must necessarily have to discard a card from yours and place it in the discard pile (these cards are always face up except in the closed type that only the last one will face up).

Every turn therefore, you will be either picking one card of the deck or the discard pile depending on what you prefer, creating new combinations or adding cards to the combinations you already had and you will discard one of yours. These steps will be done each turn.

Special Cards

 

Number twos and jokers make the wildcard function and can be used in any combination except in open type in which there are no jokers . (You will see below the features of each type of game) But! In a combination there can be only a wildcard . There may be two number 2 cards, if one of them makes the wildcard function and the other is left in its natural position .

Runs

 

Runs are the main part in the game. To earn points, you will be creating combinations forming runs which are formed when you make a combination of 7 cards or more.

There are different types of runs :

  • Clean run: is formed without using any wildcards.

  • Royal run: is when you form a clean run that goes from Ace to King.

  • Run ace to ace: Get a clean run ace to ace (except dirty type).

  • Dirty run: are formed with the help of a wildcard.

* A dirty run can become clean only when 2 is used as wildcard and gets moved to the original position 2. Number 2 therefore must be of the same suit.

“The Dead”

 

The dead are 2 groups of 11 cards that are separated from the rest at the start of the game (1 group per player or pair) and is picked up when you run out of cards the first time.

In this case of game by pairs the first of the couple to end his cards will get the dead)

If the cards of the deck run out, the dead will become part of the deck.

Types of games:

 

  • Open:

    • Discard Pile Open (all visible cards)

    • Only allows straights (can not do triplets).

    • You need a clean run to close.

    • You can make straights Ace to Ace

    • You can close discarding or adding a combination.

    • The twos worth 10 points.

    • There are no Jokers.

  • Open dirty:

    • Discard Pile Open (all visible cards)

    • Straights and triplets (except twos triplets).

    • It can be closed with clean and dirty run.

    • No straights allowed Ace to Ace

    • To close it is necessary to discard a card.

    • With jokers.

    • The twos are worth 20 points and jokers 30 points.

  • Closed:

    • Closed discard pile (only last card visible) to take the cards from the discard pile , it is mandatory to play the last one in that moment.

    • Straights and triplets

    • You must have a clean run to close.

    • Ace to Ace straight allowed.

    • You can close discarding a card or adding it to a combination.

    • With jokers.

    • The twos are 10 points and jokers 20 points.

  • Cerrado WTCC:

    • Closed discard pile (only last card visible) to take the cards from the discard pile , it is mandatory to play the last one in that moment.

    • Only straights (triplets not allowed).

    • A clean run is needed to close.

    • Ace to Ace straight allowed

    • You can close discarding a card or adding it to a combination.

    • With jokers.

    • The twos are 10 points and jokers 20 points.

  • Closed dirty:

    • Closed discard pile (only last card visible) to take the cards from the discard pile , it is mandatory to play the last one in that moment.

    • Straights and triplets.

    • It can be closed with clean or dirty run.

    • Ace to Ace straight allowed

    • You can close discarding a card or adding it to a combination .

    • With jokers.

    • The twos are 10 points and jokers 20 points.

Points

 

Points are given as follows:

  • 3 to 7: 5 points.

  • 8 to King: 10 points.

  • 2 (wildcard): 10 points (20 in Open Dirty).

  • Ace: 15 points.

  • Joker: 20 points (30 in Open Dirty).

  • Final card: 100 points -when you use your last card-

  • Dirty run: 100 points.

  • Clean run: 200 points.

  • Royal run: 500 points.

  • Ace to Ace run: 1000 points.

 

The points of the cards that you don’t use during the game will be subtracted from your score. In addition , the dead will take away 100 points if you don’t pick it up or do pick it up but don’t use it.

The game is over when one of the players individually or in pairs runs out of cards or if there are no more cards left in the deck.. The winner is the player or team with more points at the end of the game.

Gifts

 

You can send presents to any other player. To do so, click on the"Give a present" button on a players picture or profile.

You can give away any item from the shop or from you inventory unless you're using it.

Once you receive a present, you'll be able to accept it, deny it or giving a present back to the other player at the presents window above.

The awards you accept will be automatically equipped and you'll find them in "your stuff" window.