- Number of decks: 1
- Number of cards in a deck: 36
- Number of players: 2 and more
- Seniority of cards: 6, 7, 8, 9, V, D, K, 10, T.
- Purpose of the game: score 31 points or more.
Rules of the game. It is believed that Bura first appeared in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century from the game 66, subsequently supplanted it, and is now very popular, especially among cheaters. The game is often played for money, and before the game, usually each player bets a certain amount of money, which goes to the winner of the game. The first dealer is determined by lot, then the players deal cards in turn. The deck is carefully shuffled, removed and each player is dealt 3 cards, one card at a time. The top card of the remaining deck is the trump card. The first move is made by the deliverer’s opponent or the player to his left. In case of repeated deals, the player who took the last trick goes first. A player can move from any one of his cards, or two or three cards of the same suit, the opponent must put as many cards as they have entered. If the player moves with two cards, then the opponent is obliged to put two cards, if he moves from three cards, then he is obliged to put three cards. The bribe is taken by the player whose cards turn out to be higher, provided that it is played in a suit, or the trump card interrupts the non-trump card. After taking a bribe, players draw cards up to three from the deck. The player who took the bribe takes the first, and he also owns the right of the first move in the drawing of the next bribe. The player who scores 31 points or more wins. If a player has a “Bura” (3 cards of a trump suit), then he wins immediately, regardless of the points scored, if the player has 3 non-trump cards of the same suit, “young” or “letter”, then this player goes first, regardless of whose first move. If a player accidentally announces the end of the game but does not gain 31 points, then he is considered a loser. The player who took the cards in the wrong turn is also considered a loser. If a player takes an extra card, then he is also considered a loser. By agreement, players can play with open cards, or one player can play with open cards, and the other with closed ones, for which the player who plays with open cards is given several compensation points.
Points for cards
- ace – 11 points.
- 10 – 10 points.
- king – 4 points.
- lady – 3 points.
- jack – 2 points.
- 9, 8, 7, 6 – have no points.
- If you have one or two trump cards on your hands, then you need to take care of them to catch the third one in the hand and make a “borax”.
- If the opponent repeatedly discards the card that has bought it, then he has 2 trump cards and he catches the third, then it is necessary to intercept the move and try to enter with two or three cards of the same suit.
- Watch carefully the opponent’s cards.
- Consider carefully your points and the points of your opponent.
- Watch carefully for the opponent’s buying cards, as he can imitate the drawing of a card, and when you take the next card, he can accuse you of someone else’s rise, as a result of which the game will be lost.
Opened drift auger
The game proceeds according to the usual Borax rules, with the next rule change. If the player cannot beat off the opponent’s cards, then the player has the right to discard the same number of his cards on them, but face down. And if his opponent takes a bribe, then he cannot know exactly how many points there are in it. In this case, the opponent can declare whether there is borax in this trick. If there is borax during the check, then he won, if there is no borax, then he lost. Although it is also possible that a defeat is not counted, a certain amount of money is brought into the stake if the game is played for money, or a certain number of points is taken away if the game is played for points.
Borax open (closed)
There are 2 options for open borax. In the first variant, one of the players plays with open cards, and the other player plays with hole cards. To the one who plays with cards open, the other player gives a few handicap points. In the second variant, both players play with their cards open.
Borax without trump cards
They play according to the rules of the usual Borax, with the change that the trump cards do not open for the game and the game goes without trump cards.
Borax with retake
They play according to the rules of the usual borax with the change that if after the cards are dealt any player has any combination, the cards are collected and dealt again.
Bura with bust
The game proceeds according to the usual Borax rules, with the following rule changes. To win the game, you need to keep within the range of points from 31 to 50, the points scored will be considered overkill. The player discards his cards (if he cannot beat or does not want to) face-down, and the player who receives the bribe does not see how many points were thrown to him. You can open up if the player took a bribe before his move.
Bura with three hole cards versus four open cards
In this variant, one of the players plays with open cards, but at the same time he has an advantage: he is allowed to have not 3, but 4 cards with which he plays face-up. His opponent, according to the rules, has 3 cards but plays with hole cards.
Bura (version of the game)
This version of the game was sent to me by fans of this card game. There is no name. Played according to the usual Borax rules with the following rule changes. If a player scores 31 points, it means he is out of the pass (this condition applies only when playing with three or more players, and the points are not counted up to 31 points, but up to 120 points). Out of turn, in addition to three trump cards, 3 aces are put, one of which must be trump.
Bura (another version of the game)
This version of the game was also sent to me by the borax lovers. There is also no name. The same is played according to the usual rules with the following changes. The game goes up to 12 points. There are 120 points in the deck. If during the game a player gains less than 31 points, then he gets 4 points, if he does not gain anything at all, then he gets 6 points, if he gains 31 points or more, then he gets 2 points, if he gains more than 60 points, then he gets 0 points. The player who scored 12 points is considered a loser. If the players are playing a pair for a pair, then the players making up a pair of points are considered to be the total points.
The game of burkozla is a variation of the game of borax and was previously described on this page. But because this game has other names and, for example, in prison, it is called “Four Leaves” or “Champion”, it was decided to create a separate page for it. You can find a description of this game here – Burkozel.