Duration: 30-45 min
Number of players: 4 player/s
Materials/ Tools needed:
Deck of Spanish cards
Language: All

Trick-taking card game where players aim to win tricks by strategically playing cards and bluffing their opponents.

Short description/ Goal of the game:

“Truc” is a classic Valencian trick-taking card game that offers a blend of strategy, bluffing, and deduction. Played with a standard deck of cards, the game typically accommodates three to six players. Each player aims to win tricks by playing higher-ranking cards or by successfully bluffing opponents into believing they hold stronger cards. The game features a unique scoring system where players can earn points not only by winning tricks but also by correctly guessing the outcome of their opponents’ plays. With its rich history and dynamic gameplay, “Truc” provides a captivating card game experience for players seeking a mix of skill and psychological tactics.

Educational value/ Learning Objectives:

  • To learn more about Valencian culture
  • To improve non-verbal communication
  • Team building

Recommendations for use: 

  • To work on non-verbal communication
  • For fun

Tips and Tricks for Facilitators 

How to adapt game for different groups, topics, occasions/needs

  • Can be adapted to another type of deck

Feedback questions

  • What have you learned while playing?
  • What have you learned about yourself?
  • What were the key elements in the game in order to succeed?
  • What skills can you improve while playing this game?

Further discussion topics

  • How does lying and cheating influence the group dynamic?