How To Play 500 (Card Game) -

How To Play 500 (Card Game)

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This video tutorial will teach you how to play the card game 500.




This video will start by teaching you the general concepts of 500, and is followed by the more detailed features of the game. This tutorial is perfect for beginning players, and experienced players that need a refresher.

After watching, you will know the basics on how to play the card game 500. All that is left to do is grab some friends and start playing!

This 500 tutorial will cover the following topics:

– How to deal the cards

– The overall objective of the game

– How the cards are ranked

– How to bid

– How a round is played

– How to keep score

– A review of the rules

– An example round

Please leave a comment below if you need any additional information about 500, if you have any questions about the game, or if any aspect of the game was not clear in the video.

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  1. typically the way i deal is three cards to each player, 1 in the middle, 4 cards, 1 in the middle, then 3 cards

  2. This is still to advanced for me. I do not have a ‘mind’ for card games and need a very very basic explanation

  3. Are there any tournaments of it in, say, Australia?

  4. Ok, I've learnt it and played and I like it very much. 😃 Especially Australian variant (with many rounds of bidding). This is still not a serious card game like bridge, but it's the second best, "wise" game after bridge I've ever met.

  5. Nice to see Bicycle Playing Cards being used in this video. I hope they sponsor your channel! 🙂

  6. Disagree with your first play, 6 of hearts. You should lead the Jack of hearts to force out the joker, which was not called.
    (If the jack of hearts was not trumped by the joker on the first play – you could assume that your partner had the joker).
    A very good tutorial for beginners
    Dah……………Just found another bad play. Player C could have won the first play with the Queen of hearts??????? and not use the joker.

  7. Your channel has made evenings with my family very fun.

  8. If you know how to play Euchre, you already know how to play 500.

  9. I love learning card games by you thanks

  10. It is very different from the 500 i was taught so i take that i must go under another name in the states

  11. Great video, we play a variation which is dealt a round of 2 cards,1 middle, round of 3, 1 middle, round of 2, 1 middle and finally round of 3. we also use one red 4 hearts and one black 4 clubs which change suits to the same color bid. the heart becomes a diamond or the club becomes a spade.

  12. Having never played, I have to say im as confused about this game as I was before. Stuck trying to understand what the trick and trump stuff even means, never got a good definition

  13. watches this video before traveling to Australia

  14. I used to play this when I was a kid my parents taught me this game.

  15. Player C should have played the Q of hearts and not wasted the Joker.

  16. Going to be teaching my parents this game tonight with this video. Thanks for this.

  17. What type of fucked up game is this? Oh hell nah…

  18. Is there a website that you can play 500 bid with other people or against the computer?

  19. The very unnatural, staccato rhythm of the narrating instructor in this video makes it more than a little difficult to follow.

  20. Every player is dealt ten cards, so when each player plays one card, that is a trick. There are ten tricks.
    The team that won the bid, chose a suit and a number. The suit in the bid is the trump. The trump always wins the trick (the hand). Jack’s of the same colored suit as the trump (spades with clubs, diamonds with hearts) are considered trumps as well. The jokers just win against everything. The number in the bid is an estimation of the amount of tricks to win. The score of the game is based on this number estimate, along with the suit, and looking at a scorecard can be helpful.
    Hopefully this helped some of you out, as I kept asking my family what these terms meant and they could not explain, then I went to watch this video, and the video did not explain either. Needless to say I was very frustrated.

  21. Hello in the first round player C didn’t need to play the joker…his Queen would have won the trick

  22. I played hundreds of games of this when I was in the navy, such a relaxing game to play with a few drinks

  23. Wanted to learn this game, but I’m 100% too stupid 🥲🫡

  24. Interesting game. Could you play this with two players? I suppose it could be played similarly to the two-player spades.

  25. Thank you, A refresher, starting a new card class at U3A, Hopefully will not embarrass myself now!

  26. My dad and uncle (I'll call him fred) used to play this when they were young, their dad taught them. As they got older, they each had a best mate that would come over and they would play 4 or 6 handed (sometimes nan and pop played, nan was hopeless while pop was the best at it, so they still made a good team) As I was growing up, my dad and uncle fred taught my brother and I how to play, so everytime we all gathered, we'd play (because I would pester everyone haha) My dad's best friend (uncle sam I'll call him) never wanted to play, so for a long time, never got to see how good he was, one day, I was at Uncle sam's house with my dad and my other uncle (on my mum's side I'll him Uncle bob) and asked if everyone wanted to play 500…..Uncle Sam FINALLY SAID YES and I got to team with him, we mopped the floor against my dad and uncle bob.

    On Uncle Fred's death bed my parents and their best friends (Uncle Sam and his wife) and I visited him, my uncle Fred wanted to play one last game, so we did. When my parents were going through his things, dad found the joker hidden in a compartment of the card case. My dad said to me "Even in death he was still cheating" We had a laugh and told Uncle Sam who roared with laughter, he was upset about it quite a bit, so good to see him laugh.

    Uncle Fred was shifty when it came to games and pool/billiards. Dad and Uncle Fred told me a lot of stories about the old days haha, good memories. Even though he's passed, I'll always have the memory of him and dad teaching me how to play this great game.

  27. On the firsthand player "C' threw the Joker to win the hand when they actually could have won with Queen of Hearts. I may be forgetting something but why did player "C" throw that Joker?

  28. We used to play this game when I was in the military and you really had to watch guys that played as a team REAL close. They'd send subtle signs on what to bid like rubbing a ring for (Diamonds) scratching or tapping their chest for (Hearts) small pat on head for (Clubs) or scratching their arm for (Spades). You really had to watch your opponents and call them out for it if you caught them. It was a game in itself just trying to get an edge.

  29. Do we actually need 2 decks for a game of 4 people?

  30. I'm reading about this game and I'm wondering: why to play this game when there is bridge?

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