Sheepshead is a traditional Bavarian card game for four players. Today the game is one of the most popular card games of Bavaria. It is considered to be part of the Bavarian heritage and way of life.
At the beginning of the game each player receives 8 or 6 cards. The player with the highest bid is the playmaker. In a partner hand the playmaker names a trump Ace of his/her choice. The aim of the game is to score a total of between 61 and 90 points, either as a team or alone.