Bierlachs

Bierlachs
Skat - typical hand of 10 cards.jpg
A typical Skat hand (German-suited cards)
OriginGermany
Alternative namesBierlatz
TypeTrick-taking
Players3
Skills requiredHand evaluation, counting, cooperation
Cards32
DeckFrench or German-suited "Skat" pack
PlayClockwise
Card rank (highest first)(U/J) A 10 K O/Q 9 8 7
Playing time3–5 minutes per hand played
Random chanceLow
Related games
Skat

Bierlachs, also Bierskat or Lachs, is a variant of Germany's national card game, Skat, that is predominantly played for beer in pubs and restaurants.[1][2][3]

Name

The name is a corruption of Bierlatz; latzen is colloquial German for "paying" e.g. a fine[4] and alludes to the fact that the loser pays for a round of beer.[5]

Other Languages
Deutsch: Bierlachs