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Boon - game

Origin derived from the card game Sheepshead (game)
Type trick-taking
Players 3-4
Skills required Card counting, Tactics
Age range 12+
Cards 32 gameplay cards
Deck specialized version of the Piquet deck
Play Clockwise
Playing time about 3 minutes per hand
Random chance Low-Moderate
Related games
Skat (card game), Schafkopf, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead (game)

Boon is a trick-taking card game, based on the German card game Sheepshead. Though the rules of Boon are similar to that of Sheepshead, Boon uses a specialized deck which corresponds directly to the rules of the game. This is different than Sheepshead, which is played with 32 cards from the Standard 52-card deck. It can be played with 3 or 4 players.