Tute is a trick-taking card game of the Ace-Ten family. Originating in Italy, where it was known as Tutti, during the 19th century the game spread in Spain, becoming one of the most popular card games in the country. The game is played with a 40-card deck of traditional Spanish or Italian playing cards, or naipes.Each player is dealt eight cards.The non-dealer leads any card to the first trick. The second player must follow suit and head the trick if possible. If the second player is void in the led suit, but has one or more trump cards, he must play a trump. Only if the second player has no cards of the led suit and no trumps, may any other card be played. The trick is won by the higher trump or, if no trumps are played, the higher card of the led suit.The winner of the trick takes the first card from the stock, and the loser the second. The trick winner may then make any announcements before leading to the next trick. A player (or a pair), who wins at least one trick receives an ability to gain more round points upon declaring the card combinations. The player, who collected all the four Kings, is entitled to declare tute (all), which automatically ends the round with a collector's victory. Having both King and Knight of the trump suit, one can declare las cuarenta (forty), scoring additional 40-round points. The combination of King and Knight of any other suit can be declared as veinte (twenty); it adds 20 round points to the player's score.
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