Teen do paanch (3-2-5) is a very popular card game with kids in India; also because teen do panch is considered to be a game for kids as elders like to play games like bridge and rummy. Teen do panch or 3-2-5 game is played by three players and with 30 cards.
Players in teen do paanch card game: There are 3 players in any teen do panch card game.
Dealer in teen do paanch card game: Usually, a quick lottery is done which could be a high card or a low card lottery and the dealer of the game is decided.
Hands in teen do paanch card game: There are in total 10 hands in any teen do panch card game where the dealer has to make 2 hands and the other 2 players have to make 3 and 5 hands respectively.
Cards distribution in teen do paanch card game: Teen do panch card game is played with 30 cards. You have to take out Ace to Seven of Spades and Hearts and Ace to Eight of Diamonds and Clubs out of the standard 52 cards deck.
After shuffling the entire deck of cards, the dealer deals 5 cards to each player. After dealing 5 cards each,
the player who has to make 5 hands announces the trump.
Trump in teen do panch card game: The player who has to make 5 hands has to announce the trump from the first 5 cards that he receives. If this player is not sure on what trump to announce, he can randomly open one card from the next 5 cards and that suit becomes the trump for that particular teen to panch game.
How teen do panch card game is played?
The player who has to make 5 hands starts the game. The objective in any teen do panch card game is to make as many as hands as possible. If the turn is of spades, then the players have to play a card of spade. If any player does not have a card from spades, the player can make the hand by playing a card from the trump. If at this time the player does not have a trump card, he/she can discard any card that is less useful.
At the end of the game, if any player has made more hands than required, he/she gets the benefit in the next teen do panch game i.e. if the player X that had to make 2 hands made 4 hands at the end of the game, than player X can pull 2 cards (one at a time) from the player who made less hands than required in the previous game. After pulling 2 cards, X has to return 2 cards to the other player/s.