Pepan Durak is a variant of popular card game. While standard Russian Durak is played with a deck o 36 cards, Pepan Durak is based on variant that is played with 32 cards, which is count typical for German cards.
Pepan Durak is a LAN game, it can be played on LAN (physical or virtual such as Hamachi) network.
Pepan Durak requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed on the target system. If you don't have JRE installed, please download latest JRE from:
The game was tested on Windows 7, Windows XP and Mac OS Leopard operating systems, but should work on any system with supported JRE.
HOW TO RUN THE GAME:
Assuming you have JRE correctly installed, you can the start game with PepanDurak.jar, or on Windows operating systems also with PepanDurak.bat.
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PEPAN DURAK RULES:
The goal of this game is to get rid of all cards in your hand. The winner is the player who achieve this first. The last player who is left with all cards is called Durak. It is a game for two to four players.
If 2 players are playing, each player gets 16 cards at at the beginning of the game.
If 3 players are playing, first two players gets 11 cards and the last player gets 10 cards.
If 4 players are playing, each player gets 8 cards at at the beginning of the game.
One of the cards for each player is so-called trump card.
You must follow these rules:
If the pile is empty you choose one arbitrary card from your hand.
If the pile is not empty you have to
1. if your trump is not yet revealed:
a) You have to choose two cards from your hand. The first card must be of the same suit as the card on the top of the pile and must be higher than that card, the second card is arbitrary.
b) You can take cards. You will take the card from the top of the pile and all cards under this card that have the same suit (if any).
2. if your trump is already revealed:
a) You have to choose two cards from your hand. If the card on the top of the pile is of the different suit than your trump you can choose any card of your trump suit as the first card or you can choose higher card of the same suit as the on the top of the pile. If the card on the top of the pile is of the same suit as your trump, you have to choose higher card than that card of the same suit. The second card is arbitrary.
b) You can take cards. You will take all the cards currently on the desk.
FEW MORE WORDS:
The game is in its beta stage with some minor issues, but overall well playable. If you liked it, we will be grateful for small amount of money you may wish to donate.
Also, if you generally like the manner of this card game and you have an idea of other card game that can similarly be played through LAN, feel free to contact us with your rules and maybe we will create that game.