Bent Al Sbeet Rules

Bent Al Sbeet is a game for four players using a standard international 52-card pack. The game is normally played counter-clockwise.

Cards and Dealing

13 cards are dealt to each player, the cards in each suit ranking from low to high:

  • 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - J - Q - K - A

Play

  • Each player is required to choose 3 cards and pass them to the player sitting to his left then right constantly.
  • The player to dealer's right leads the first trick and players must follow the suit if they can. Each trick is won by the highest card and the winner of each trick leads the next.
  • Players must avoid taking tricks that have the following playing cards:

    • Queen of Spades.
    • 10 of Diamonds.
    • Any card of Hearts.
  • The round ends when players are out of cards.

Doubling

After passing the cards at the beginning of the round, players holding the Queen of Spades or the 10 of Diamonds can double them by exposing them to the other players. This means that the penalty for taking the Queen of Spades or the 10 of Diamonds will be doubled. If the two cards are doubled in the same round, then the Hearts suit cards are automatically doubled as well.

Scoring

Players are given 13 points for the Queen of Spades, 10 points for 10 of Diamonds, and 1 point for each card of Hearts they take, in case of declaring cards all points will be doubled as we mentioned above.

Minus Case

If a player finishes the round without taking any of the cards that must be avoided, 10 points are deducted from his score and if in case of declaring that they will not eat any-card, he will receive -20.

If a player declares minus and ate the queen of spades or 10 of diamonds points will be calculated as follows :

  • Queen of spades 26 points in case of declaring 52 points
  • 10 of diamonds 10 points in case of declaring 40 points
  • Any heart card 2 points in case of declaring 4 points

The game ends when one of the players reach 151 point or more, the player with the lowest score wins. In case of a tie, more rounds are played until the tie is broken.


Leekha Rules

Leekha differs from Bent Al Sbeet in the following points:

  • Leekha is a partnership game, partners facing each other, and their totals are added together.
  • Doubling the Queen of Spades and 10 of Diamonds in a round and does not double the Hearts suit cards.
  • No minus case.
  • The game ends when one of the teams reaches 101 point or more, and the other team wins!