|Origin||derived from the card game Sheepshead (game)|
|Skills required||Card counting, Tactics|
|Cards||32 gameplay cards|
|Deck||specialized version of the Piquet deck|
|Playing time||about 3 minutes per hand|
|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.