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A highly addicting dice rolling game where you choose whether to take a few points and pass the dice or risk continuing to try to get more points. It is fun to play for any number of players of all ages. Winning requires good luck, greed, and strategy. It is easy to play but the scoring is somewhat complicated. This solution is a PDF file that includes rules for playing Zilch, a score sheet, and a scoring reference sheet.
An Excel workbook that keeps score for the Oh Hell! card game, also known as Rat F**k, Pshaw, Blackout, Nomination Whist, Elevator (l'Ascenseur in France), Oh Sh*t!, Bust, Up and Down the River (in Australia and New Zealand), Boerenbridge or 10 op en neer in the Netherlands, and German Bridge in Hong Kong.
Oh Hell! is a traditional card game that has been popular in the military since World War II. It is easy to learn and play. Three to eight players may play but it is best played with 4-6 players.
Since some cards are not in play on each hand, and since one player in every hand will not make his or her bid, it causes occasional emotional outbursts— hence the game's more colorful names. The game is simple to play but scoring is somewhat complicated, the workbook automates the process. All the user has to do is enter the number of player, enter player names, mark the first dealer, enter bids for each hand, and enter the tricks taken each hand, the workbook takes care of everything else. Using the workbook on a laptop or mini laptop makes scoring quick and easy and keeps the game moving quickly.
The workbook provides rules for playing the game. Users may print a score sheet to use to manually keep score when a laptop is not available for automatic score keeping.