For approx 10 years, my parents have been avid players of a card game called “Oh Heck”, prior to which the family card game was cutthroat hearts. Hearts, of course, is well-known and the rules documented (even the cutthroat variation, in which the Jack of Diamonds is worth -10 points), but it would appear that Oh Heck is not well known. Oh Heck involves dealing out decreasing numbers of cards per hand (11 per player first hand; 10 per on second hand; etc) down to 1 card each, then back up to 11; bidding exactly how many tricks you think you can and will take, then trying to take exactly that many tricks (getting zero score for overbidding or underbidding; getting 10 points plus what you bid if you make what you bid).
Anyone know of the origins and/or other names for this card game / know of documentation of its rules, etc?
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