Jass is a card game of the Bézique-Family, which is especially widespread in the Alemannic region. In Switzerland, Jass is classified as national game. In Vorarlberg it is said to be the national sport number one. Jass originated, like most card games, from the Orient.
Jass is a four-player game played with 36 cards in four suits. Players may choose between the variants Differenzler (everyone against everyone) and Schieber (played with two teams). The first card is played by the forehand (who is chosen at random). Play then continues in a clockwise direction. The winner of the trick plays the first card of the following trick. The aim of the game is to collect as few negative points as possible during the rounds.