Tarneeb was probably inspired by many other Arabic card games. Historically Tarneeb can be traced back to Bla’d Al Sham, more specifically Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine, however the game seems to have truly flourished only from the early 18th century onwards.
Tarneeb is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. To start the game each player receives 13 cards. The players which are sitting opposite each other at the table form a team. The aim of the game is to see how many tricks you can win with your partner. The first step is each player bids how many tricks they will win with their team partner in the round. The highest bidder also determines the trump suit for the round. To win the round, the team with the winning bid must win that amount of tricks. The points are calculated at the end of the round.