10 point pitch card game rules game rules – how to play 10 point pitch

By: Dennis B. B. Taylor


Hey there! I’m here to tell you all about the exciting game of 10 Point Pitch. It’s a fun card game that you can play with your friends and family. Let me explain how it works:

First, you’ll need a standard deck of 52 cards. Make sure you have enough room for everyone to sit comfortably around a table or any other suitable playing area.

Next, shuffle the deck and deal each player ten cards. The goal of the game is to be the first player to reach a total of ten points.

Now, let’s talk about the cards. In 10 Point Pitch, the cards have different values. The highest value card is the Ace, followed by the King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2, in that order.

There are also four suits: spades, hearts, diamonds, and clubs. Each suit has thirteen cards, one for each value. You can use the suit to your advantage when it’s time to play your cards.

Once everyone has their ten cards, the bidding begins. The player to the left of the dealer starts by making a bid. A bid represents the number of points that player believes they can take in one round. Bids can range from one to ten points.

After the bidding, the play begins. The player who won the bid starts by leading a card. Everyone else must follow suit if they can. If they can’t, they can play any other card. The player who plays the highest card of the leading suit wins the round and takes the points from that round.

Points are determined by the values of the cards. Aces are worth one point, while 10s and face cards are worth ten points each. The other cards have their face value. The player who wins the round adds the points they took to their score.

The game continues with players taking turns leading cards and trying to win rounds. The first player to reach a total of ten points wins the game!

I hope you’re excited to play 10 Point Pitch with your friends and family. It’s a game that’s easy to learn and lots of fun to play. So grab a deck of cards and get ready for an entertaining time!

Have you ever heard of 10 Point Pitch, also known as Auction Pitch? It’s a super fun card game that you can play with 4 people. The goal of the game is for your team to score 52 points before the other team.

What makes this game even more exciting is that you play in partnerships. That means you’ll have a teammate sitting across from you, and you’ll work together to get the highest score.

Let’s Set Up the Game

To start, we need to choose a dealer. It can be anyone, and they’ll pass the dealing responsibility to the left for each new game.

Once we have a dealer, they’ll shuffle the deck of cards and deal 9 cards to each player. Make sure everyone gets an equal number of cards!

Understanding the Card Rankings and Points

In this game, certain cards are more valuable than others. For example, the trump cards are ranked in this order: Ace (the highest), King, Queen, Jack, off-Jack, high Joker, low joker, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 (the lowest). The off jack is a special card that belongs to the trump suit.

During the game, there are also opportunities to earn points. For instance, you can win points by collecting specific cards or meeting certain criteria. So keep an eye out for those opportunities!

In the game, there are certain cards that can earn you points when you win them or fulfill specific conditions. These cards are called point cards and they have a special role in the game. They include the ace of trumps, the jack of trumps, off-jack of trumps, the High and low jokers, the 10 of trumps, and the 2 of trumps. Each of these cards is worth 1 point when won by a team in a trick.

Another special card that can earn you points is the 3 of trumps. If you win this card, you will score 3 points.

In total, there are 10 points available to be won.

Time to Bid

Once all players have received their cards, it’s time to start the bidding round. The player sitting on the dealer’s left will begin the bidding process, followed by each player taking turns to either bid higher than the previous bid or pass. Each player only gets one chance to make a bid. The bids represent how many of the aforementioned points a player believes they can win in a round.

The minimum bid allowed is 4, while the maximum bid is known as “shoot for the moon.”

When you take a daring shot at the moon, you need to score a perfect 10 points to win the round. If you can’t reach that goal, well, you lose the game! It’s a high-stakes gamble.

If all the other players don’t want to make a bid, the dealer has to make a bid of 4.

The bidding ends when the dealer either bids or passes, or when someone goes all out with a bid for shooting the moon. The player with the highest bid becomes the pitcher, and they take control of the game.

Once the bidding phase is done, the pitcher gets to choose the trump suit. In this game, only trumps are allowed, so you have to discard all non-trumps from your hand. Then, every player receives enough cards to have 6 cards each. If there are any cards left over, the pitcher may give them to their partner, without even looking at them. However, if you happen to have more than 6 trumps in your hand, you have to get rid of the extras. Say goodbye to those discarded cards!


When we play the game, the pitcher always starts. And after that, we take turns in a clockwise direction. But here’s the fun part – each player can choose any card from their hand to play! How cool is that?

The winner of each round is the one who plays the highest-ranked trump card. And guess what? The winner gets to lead the next round by playing any card they want. They also get to collect all the cards from the previous round. But there’s a catch – if they don’t have any more trumps to lead, then the player to their left takes over and leads the round.

Now, what happens if a player runs out of trumps? Well, they’re out of luck. They can’t play anymore and have to sit out for the rest of the rounds. Tough break!

The game continues until all 6 tricks are played or when none of the players have any trumps left. That’s when the round comes to an end.

Now, let’s talk scoring!

Remember how I said the winner of each round gets to collect the cards? Well, that’s not all. After each round, we calculate the scores. And the player with the highest score at the end of the game wins!

When I play the game of pitchers, my team’s success in completing our bid determines our score. If we successfully complete the bid, we earn the number of points we bid. However, if we fail to complete the bid, we have to subtract the number we bid from our score. It’s even possible for us to end up with a negative score. To make things more interesting, the opposing team also gains any points they earn.

If we make a bid to “shoot the moon,” it means we’re aiming to win all 10 points. If we successfully do so and have a positive score, we win the game. But if we have a negative score despite being successful, our score is set to zero. And if we’re unable to complete the bid, we lose the game.


The game continues until one of the teams reaches a game point of 52 or more. Once they achieve this, they are declared the winners.

I’m Amber (They/Them), a devoted writer and gaming enthusiast from Austin. I consider myself a gaming master and have a soft spot for dogs, plants, and D&D.

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