Schnapsen or Schnapser is a card game of the Bézique (Ace-Ten) family that is very popular in Bavaria and the territories of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. The game is similar to Sixty-Six (Sechsundsechzig). It is the national card game of Austria. Schnapsen has been described as "an inherently intense game that requires a lot of concentration and so isn't good for socializing, but it's a challenging game whose interest never wavers."
Schnapsen enjoys great popularity in Austria and is played at numerous tournaments. The predominant tournament type is Preisschnapsen. Less often a Swiss-system tournament is played. The winner of a match is the player who is the first to "add" 2 bummerls to his opponent's score sheet. If a game is won with a score of 7:0, this only counts as 1 bummerl in tournament play, not two as in private games. Depending on the tournament rules, either 'soft' (weich) or 'sharp' (scharf / hart) Schnapsen may be played.
An enthusiastic group of people meet every Monday evening at the Club for the well known Austrian card game, Schnapsen. From just a handful of members when the Clubhouse opened in 1979, it has grown to one of the larger sub-groups who, on alternate Mondays, play for points and a trophy at the end of the year. But they also have lots of fun as on the other Mondays they play for 'DIE WURST' - (the sausage), and also have annual barbecues and Christmas dinners.
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