SKAT takes all of the best parts of these games and combines them into. SKAT is a German based card. Rules and variations of the German national card game Skat, plus links to other information sources, software and online Skat servers. Introduction · The Cards · Calculating the Game Value · Variations. Skat is a trick-taking card game for three players. It is played with a standard deck of 32 cards. Before each round, a bidding system is used to. Though comparable to Bridge in depth and variety, it is essentially a classless game, being played as enthusiastically in homes and pubs as it is played seriously in clubs and tournaments under the aegis of the German Skat Federation. Spring T-Shirt - Green. Even with the majority in card points, declarer may still lose if the Ochtruper Value is lower than the value he bid during the auction. Skat is a three-handed trick taking game. Declarer bids to 30 and declares a Null Ouvert game. It corresponds to a form of Skat played in Germany in the 19th century but no longer known. Other bids are also possible.