What is Euchre? – Trick-taking card game

What is the number of cards used to play Euchre? – 24, 28 or sometimes 32

What is the name given to the jacks in Euchre? – Bower

What is the number of players in a conventional Euchre game? – 4 (2 sets of partners)

When was the first book entirely devoted to Euchre published? – 1850

How many cards are dealt to each player at the beginning of each hand? – 5

What are the chances of being dealt the top five trump cards in any suit? – 1 in 10626

Interesting Facts

Euchre is credited with being responsible for introducing Joker to a modern pack of cards around 1860 to act as a top trump or best bower.

Euchre is said to be originated among the Amish and popularised in America in the late 19th century.

The first description of Euchre occurs in American Hoyle of 1845.

Euchre is believed to be derived from Alastian game of Juckerspiel.

Euchre is characterized by the two Jacks being the top trump, the jack of trump being the ‘right bower’ and the highest while the other jack of the same color being called the ‘left bower’ and is the next highest.

The minimum number of hands to play a complete game of Euchre is 3 while the maximum number of hands to play a complete game is 19.

The total number of possible Euchre hands is 42504.