Card Games : How to Play Oh, Heck


Hi, my name is Charles, and I’m here to tell
you how to play Oh, Heck. Oh, Heck is a card game which has many other names, and it is
a lot of fun to play, especially if you have an odd number of people because it’s good
to be, to play with three or more people. Usually, if you have more than six players
you want to have two decks of cards. If you have up to six players you just have one deck
of cards. Now, the way that you play is you deal out the cards, and the first round that
you play you deal one card to each player; the second round; two, the third card; three.
The idea is to bid to see how many tricks you can take, which means that you put down
the highest card in of of the of the round. You want to get exactly the right number,
because if you go over or under the amount that you bid you get penalized. Now here,
I have it set up for the third round of play. As you can see, I’ve dealt each player three
cards. Once I’ve dealt each player three cards you take one of the cards that’s left over
and you flip it over and that’s going to be the trump suit. At that point, each player
looks at their hand and tries to figure out how many tricks that they think that they
can take. Now, this player here is going to look at their hand and think probably chances
are none. They don’t have any trump, and the highest card they have is a jack. Maybe they
could take one with a jack, but not that likely. This player, maybe one, if they’re feeling
lucky they would bid one. This player here is probably going to bid two. Now generally
speaking, after the first round you’re not allowed to bill bid the same number as you
have total, so you couldn’t bid three. Now as, you know, as this would go through chances
are this is going to take a trick cause’ it’s the highest card in here. Chances are this
is going to take a trick, and if this player has been really clever and held back they
would take a trick on the third round, because the way trump works is no matter what other
suit is played trump beats any other suit. Aside from that, you just need to play, you
need to keep with the suits, so if the first card you play is a heart the heart, you know,
a heart must take the trick unless you play trump. Now, the part where this game gets
to be really interesting and it shows that it’s a really vital game, and and and and
it’s played by a lot of different people is that there are at least twenty different ways
of scoring this. The most common way to score it is that you get one point for each trick
that you take, plus ten points if you get the exact number. Now, if you miss your exact
number you don’t get the bonus. With all of the other variations you can imagine there’s
a whole bunch of different ways you can do it. In order to find out who actually, who
actually wins the game in at the end you can do it a couple of different ways. The first
way is that you deal one card the first time, two cards the second time, three cards the
third time until you run out of cards that everyone can have some, and then you go back
down to one, and whoever has the most points at that point wins. Or, you can set a total
to play to, so the first person who gets a hundred points might win the game. So, Oh
Heck is a game that has a lot of different variations, and a lot of really interesting
different styles of play, and that’s how you play.




Comments
  1. OMG!! Hell that was creepy. Click 2:19 many times. The sound and the way he looks makes him look like an alien or something

  2. Charles. Im not even sure you have a clue what your talking about. Firstly, ditch the apron, secondly, learn the game your trying to teach, thirdly, explain what the aim of the game is at the start, fourthly, what the fuck is a trick? and finally, get some friends to play with you.

  3. Romanian whist is almost identical to Oh Hell, with a couple of differences:
    You play with a deck equal to 8 * the number of players (24 cards for 3 players, 32 for 4 players, etc), so on the 8-card hands, there's no trump.
    You play 3 1-card hands for 3 players, or 4 for 4 players, etc. Same for the 8-card hands, and the 1-card hands at the end.
    In some house rules, you bid blind on the 1-card hands, or everybody holds their own card up to their forehead without looking at it.

  4. play on android and try to beat my highscore: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tsanikgr.whist_multiplayer.android

  5. My family has played this game thousands of times. We know it as 'knock bridge'. Start with 10 cards dealt to each player, down to 1, then back up to 10. That is 19 'hands'. One deck. Three players is most fun, though 4 or 5 is good too. Bid by knocking four times, stick out fingers to bid on fourth 'knock'. To make that rare bid of six or more, rather than use both of your hands to bid, bidder flips his hand over to add 5 to bid. For example, to bid 7, flip hand over on fourth knock and put out two fingers – 5 plus 2=7. Scoring – You only score if you make your bid, in which case you score 10 plus made bid. Those who do not make their bid (that is known as 'going set') score zero. Example: First hand, three players, ten cards per player. Bids are 5, 4, 3. The hand was thus 'overbid' by (5+4+3=12, 12-10=2) two. Since bids do not sum to 10, at least one player will not make his bid and will 'go set' on this hand. If player who bid 5 takes 5 tricks he scores 15, if player who bid 4 takes 4 tricks he scores 14. Thus, third player takes only the one remaining trick and since he did not make his bid of 3, he scores zero. The more advanced players become proficient at 'setting' their opponents, particularly in the scenario in which they recognize they will not be able to make their own bid. In our family games, record low score is 34, with only 3 of 19 hands won. Our three-player record high score is 204, with 17 of 19 hands won. Really fun game, definitely some skill involved and thought/strategy required, but even the weaker player can win on occasion with a bit of luck.

  6. Sorry but this is the worst instructions, no stars and it has earned a very large thumbs down from me and my friends who are trying hard to learn. Explain this properly in future, call yourself an 'expert'…. I DON'T THINK SO!

  7. and you call this how to play?
    i bet my life that some retarded 5 year old boy could explain this game better

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