Schnapsen has achieved cult status in Austria but the game about trump cards is also very popular in Germany. Schnapsen just like Sixty-Six belongs to the Bézique games that were very popular at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in France and England. The contemporary name 'Schnapsen' derives from 'to snap', which means take a trick with a trump.
The aim is to reach 66 points with tricks and announcements as quickly as possible. 2 players play with Ace, Ten, King, Queen and Jack in 4 suits, a total of 20 cards. The player, who reaches 66 points first or takes the last trick wins the round. The points with Schnapsen will be written down from top (7 points) to bottom (0 points). The winner will write off between 1 and 3 points per round depending on how many points the loser has collected with tricks and announcements.