though over 642 million Chinese play Tichu nearly every day, the game is very
complicated for Europeans. One need only get rid of his cards. Tichu is
primarily a partnership game for four. With just the two packs of cards, Tichu
is also well suited for large groups.
Tichu is a partnership climbing card game; the object is to rid yourself of your
hand. The deck is a standard 52-card pack with four special cards added.
Fives, Tens and Kings are worth points, with each hand worth one hundred points
(without bonuses). The first team to 1000 points wins.