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Canasta

Your game for strategy and combination!
Two can play a tactician duel, and four will compete in teams of two. Catch the discard pile, combine as many cards as possible, get a little help from wild cards, and collect the most points!

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Rummy

The classic for any time of the day!
Play with one, two, or three opponents and win. Be the first to get rid of your hand cards following every trick in the book. The Jokers may be of help. Maybe you can even achieve going Rummy!

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Skat

The German classic for card game professionals!
Play in threes – always two against one.
„18“ – „Yes,“ „20” – „Accept,“ „22“ – „Pass.“
Take the Skat and face the challenge trick by trick. May the trump cards be with you!

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Doppelkopf

The team player game for trick-taking fans!
There are always four of you – two face two, or one takes on three. The Queens of Clubs and you decide: Normal, Marriage or Solo? Collect tricks for your party and gain the victory!

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Sheepshead

The southern German classic pits on competition: Four players compete either two vs. two or one vs. three. Rely on the Obers or choose Wenz! Who will come out on top and fulfill their announcement?

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Pinochle

Trick-taking with a Wurttemberg twist:
Melds deal points – like the Pinochle featuring the Jack of Clubs and the Queen of Spades! Play in two teams of two or as three lone fighters. Get the kitty, collect tricks, and reach your bid!

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Mau-Mau

The speedy classic is online!
If you are playing as two, three, or four – each turn is a potential surprise. You have to empty your hand card by card, but your opponents could get in the way: Seven means drawing two!

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Solitaire

Fans of brain-teasers are in for a good time here!
Besides the challenge of solving the game tactically, you are facing up to three opponents. Sort the families from King to Ace. Will you solve the game best?

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Spider

The classic for all riddle-solvers!
Play strategically against up to three players: Each one frees and sorts their cards separately. Who will win? Weave your plan for quickly and effectively catching the most points in your web!

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Easter Tournament 2021: The Winners


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Easter Tournament 2021: The Winners

UPDATE: The winners of our XXL Easter Tournament are determined!
Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

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Easter Tournament 2021 at the Palace


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Easter Tournament 2021 at the Palace

Dear friends of the Palace,
Plenty of colors, small treasure hunts, and the good old bunny bring joy during Easter up and down the land. And we honor the celebrations in our tradition with an official Palace of Cards Tournament: On Saturday, April 3, 2021, the Easter Tournament is on at 8:30 pm CET. This tournament is another XXL edition with five instead of three series. So, make sure you have enough time for a lovely game night!

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Spring Tournament 2021: The Winners


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Spring Tournament 2021: The Winners

UPDATE: The winners of this year’s Spring Tournament are determined!

Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

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Spring Tournament 2021 at the Palace


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Spring Tournament 2021 at the Palace

Dear friends of the Palace,
Soon it is officially and astronomically spring in the northern hemisphere! Sunbeams, bloomage, and playing cards go together very well, don’t they? Hence, the next official Palace of Cards Tournament comes right in time for our first astronomical spring weekend! On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the Spring Tournament is on at 8:30 pm CET.

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Fair Play in the Community


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Fair Play in the Community


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Dear friends of the Palace,

The Palace of Cards is all about fun and games under a digital roof. Of course, that includes a dose of contest and competitive spirit, too.


Fair for Everyone

In all that, we care about fair play, equal chances for everyone, and an enjoyable playing atmosphere. We want to ensure that for our entire game community.

That also means taking action against unfair and inappropriate behavior. After all, we want every player, new beginner or advanced, to feel welcome and comfortable with us. Now, as before, we provide adjustable chat features for each player, the ignore feature, the reporting system, and our customer service.

For a harmonic game environment in general, everyone should pull together. To do so, you only need to abide by our terms and conditions, the games’ rules, and act sportsmanlike and friendly towards each another.

If a black sheep appears in that regard, our customer support stands by each of our players. Additionally, you can report a player for different inappropriate behavior using the report button in the respective profile while being at the same table. Apropos: We penalize excessive and fallacious use of the reporting system!


Increasing Measures

To a certain extent, we find it understandable to see some friction, especially among the clubs, since everyone wants to be the best. But there is a line that should not be crossed.

Unfortunately, we recently had to find that successes were obtained with rigorous, unfair behavior in a few cases. Furthermore, our popular chat feature was misused for inappropriate content.

We cannot tolerate such conduct in any way! In this context, we are cracking down stricter on players and clubs as of now.


Collective Responsibility

Every player agreed to our terms and conditions during registration. When they are breached, we must step in! You can brush up here, especially chapters 7, 8, and 9.

In our hands, we mainly have the game community’s regulation on our platform. We took measures and are confident that fun and fair play in the daily game life are setting the tone again. Also, we cooperate with the authorities to pursue legally relevant breaches.

As mentioned at the beginning, every single one of you has the power to create a positive playing experience for everyone with friendliness and fair play. We thank you for your contribution and understanding.

Wishing you continued happy card playing and always a good hand,

Your Palace Team

New: The Leveling System at the Pinochle Palace


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New: The Leveling System at the Pinochle Palace

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Dear friends of the Palace,

It is time: We are officially releasing the leveling system at the Pinochle Palace! The release process has already started, and soon all our Pinochle players get to enjoy it.

The leveling system comes with levels reached via experience points and new game contents as a cherry on top. That creates a new competition! And you can adjust the game’s looks to your wishes level by level.


Level Up

Now, you automatically collect experience points for each finished table. You love Pinochle and regularly play a table? That will show soon! Also, winning deals additional experience points!

The table’s following characteristics affect the experience points as well: the number of fellow players, your progress at the table, the bet, and a few custom rules.

You will reach each level with a certain number of experience points. Fellow players see which level you are at, and vice versa. At the end of every table, you will see how many experience points you gained and if you reached a new level.

Further, you can also see how many experience points you need for the next level-up in your player profile. Here, you can also decide if you want to play using your selected table and card backs only.

By default, the game will display the selections of the table host if there is one. If you do not like that and would rather use your settings, just remove the checkmark at the option Use host table.


New Game Contents

With each level reached, you unlock exclusive rewards in the game: Among them are Chips, frames for your profile picture, skins for the tables at the Palace, and individual patterns for the backs of the playing cards. These are unprecedented options! You get all these contents for free – by simply taking part in the game and collecting experience points.


What Will Change in the League?

To make it short: nothing.

The leveling system is a new and separate feature. You will collect league points, Chips, and stars just like before. And the experience points will top it up!

By the way: By popular request, our games now come standard with tables using the custom rule Training. These tables do neither affect the league nor the star rating. This way, you can practice risk-free at these tables without worrying about decreases in your stats. Nevertheless, you will still gain experience points at these tables.


Thank You!

We are very happy to provide you with this feature! And you, the player community, helped to accomplish that directly.

We had two beta tests in different games: One in Skat, Solitaire, and Rummy from October 21 to 29, 2020, and another one from November 4 to 9, 2020, just in Skat. With your help during the tests, we could identify any bumps and smooth them. That brings us to today: We can finally add this feature to the Pinochle Palace. For this, we are very grateful!

At this point, we can tell you one thing: Have fun! We hope the new feature will bring you joy! And let us find out who will level up fastest.

We are always happy to receive praise and constructive criticism in the blog comments or via e-mail at support@binokel-palast.de.

Greetings and wishing you a good hand,

Your Palace Team

Winter Tournament 2021: The Winners


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Winter Tournament 2021: The Winners

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UPDATE: The winners of our Winter Tournament are determined!

Dear winners, to access your certificates, click your player name in the table below. Upon doing so, your certificate will be displayed for you to download directly.

Some games required several play groups: When a group reached maximum players, we created a new one. Places 1 to 3 were established for each play group. A tie within a play group could cause a place to be awarded several times. Which play group you were successful in is noted in your certificate.


Scroll ahead or click to jump to the list for your favorite game – Skat, Doppelkopf, Sheepshead, Mau-Mau, Rummy, Solitaire, Canasta, Pinochle, or Spider.

We congratulate the following players on gaining glory and exclusive prizes from the Palace:

 

Skat

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

uro l kalle doc2

Group 2

ulrich59 Der Gewinner Fiete

Group 3

66 Rainer53 Thomas

Group 4

iloveaudi1 Sakabe Kniesch

 

Doppelkopf

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot*

* 45% each in Group 2

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Nur die SGE mandy Julian

Group 2

Grim / Marco FUNtastic LOOSER alias”Dicka Sauerlända”

Group 3

LillyLee Pele 60 fidyfuchs

 

Sheepshead

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Itt63 Andreas Rosi

Group 2

Harald1963 hunter flach

Group 3

RF 87 Holgi Helmut B.

 

Mau-Mau

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 5% of the jackpot each

Tonia HeRr BoRsTeL Flaggy

 

Rummy

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

sam100 Sambuca Finchen & Felix

Group 2

*Dida* Mapapene Ralf Z.

 

Solitaire

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

#TKo# Mosi LastResort

 

Canasta

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot*

* 45% each in Group 2

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot*

* 5% each in Group 1

Group 1

Defred Daddy75 Rania / billy

Group 2

CBA / wolf2208 “fly like a bird”

 

Pinochle

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Group 1

Ute Sabine pja

Group 2

Pitty 7homas Oskar

 

Spider

1st Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 90 Premium days
• 70% of the jackpot

2nd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 60 Premium days
• 20% of the jackpot

3rd Place

• an exclusive certificate
• 30 Premium days
• 10% of the jackpot

Sigmund Altegor Birka S.

Congratulations and enjoy the prizes!

Of course, we are delighted by every single player who took part. Praise, criticism, and suggestions for future tournaments of this kind are welcome. Feel free to comment on this post or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

Winter Tournament 2021 at the Palace


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Winter Tournament 2021 at the Palace

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Dear friends of the Palace,

A rolling stone gathers no moss. So, we keep rolling, maintaining the supply of official Palace of Cards tournaments! On Saturday, February 6, 2021, the Winter Tournament is on at 8:30 pm CET.

Participation

The Winter Tournament will take place in the following games:

Skat 3 players per table
Rummy 4 players per table
Doppelkopf 4 players per table
Sheepshead 4 players per table
Canasta 4 players per table
Mau-Mau 4 players per table
Solitaire 4 players per table
Pinochle 4 players per table
Spider 4 players per table

Depending on the game, 200 to 450 players can play per group in every game. When the maximum of players is exceeded, the next group will open automatically. This way, everyone can partake for a bet of merely one Chip! Of course, you will face tenacious opponents. But if you come out on top in your game, appreciation and exclusive prizes await you.

Registration

Sign up for the tournament via the game you want to compete in as of now. To do so, enter your desired game, and continue step by step:

On a tablet or smartphone

(except Pinochle)

On a desktop PC or laptop

(Any device for Pinochle)

1. Click Options.

2. Click Competition.

3. Click Tournaments.

4. Scroll until you see the tournament titled Winter Tournament and click Enroll.

1. Click Competition or the trophy symbol at the bottom of the lobby.

2. Click Tournaments.

3. Scroll until you see the tournament titled Winter Tournament and click Enroll.

Attention: In older Pinochle versions, this tournament might be displayed as Standard Tournament.

To take part in the tournament, you just need to be online in your game on February 6, 2021, shortly before 8:30 pm CET and enter the tournament in the competition area.

Prizes

There will be exclusive Palace of Cards certificates, numerous Premium days, and a jackpot with up to 10,000 Chips. We lovingly design the certificates exclusively for this occasion! All winners of the places one to three receive one as a PDF:

 

All winners means several play groups per tournament are possible: If 540 players registered for Sheepshead, we would split the tournament into three groups with a maximum of 200 players each.

As a result, there would be three first places, three second places, and three third places. Each play group has its separate jackpot. We will note in your certificate in which play group you were successful.

The jackpot and the Premium days will be split among the winners per group. Usually, the first place receives 70% of the Chips in the pot and 90 Premium days, the second place 20% and 60 Premium days, and the third place 10% and 30 Premium days.

If two players in the same play group reach the same score, double placements can occur. In this case, the distribution of prizes changes slightly. This is always communicated clearly in our update post on the winners.

Let’s go!

Best sign up right away, so you cannot forget it. Once that is done, you can happily anticipate the tournament with us. Get ready for the clash of the best and show your skills!

Greetings, and already wishing you a good hand,

Your Palace Team

 

PS: Keep the Spring Tournament on March 20, 2021, and the XXL Easter Tournament on April 3, 2021, in mind, too!

New: Tournaments and Clubs at the Pinochle Palace!


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New: Tournaments and Clubs at the Pinochle Palace!

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We previously announced it, and finally, the time has come: The club feature for Pinochle is here! That means you get to connect and compete with like-minded players even better!

Quite a bit is going on in the competition area, where, besides the clubs, tournaments are now available, too! We will talk more about those below.


Your Club

Anyone can create a club for 100 Chips and start inviting members. This way, you can gather and stay connected with pleasant players from the Palace as well as friends and colleagues with a Pinochle profile!

It is up to you to shape your club since you are the club lead! You lay down the objective, emblem, and lineup. There is a club bank for Chips, so that you can provide for a league ticket or more member slots together.


Please enter!

When founding a club, you are automatically a member, of course. But if you just want to take part, you can apply to existing clubs instead. You can do so via fellow players who are club members or via the club search in the competition area.

There is also a chance you will get invited into a club after an especially fun round of Pinochle! By the way: If you already have a main club, you can join further clubs as a guest.


Competition

Clubs can compete with one another as well – in the club league! Participation requires a league ticket, which costs 25 Chips per club member. All members‘ scores are summed up for you tose e where you stand in comparison with other clubs. Every three months, the club with the highest total score gets declared Club Champion! Additionally, each club has an internal ranking.


Pinochle Tournaments

We are over the moon being able to introduce the next feature right away! The gates to the arena are open: As of now, you can prove your skills in daily tournaments and compete for the big jackpot in special tournaments. You get to play more intensively and collect plenty of points and gaming experience at the same time.


The Rules

Our tournament system is based on the Danish system: there are several series in a tournament. And per series, the same group of players competes over several rounds. For the first series, the matches are drawn by lot.

Afterward, we scale and group all players by score before any new series. At the end of the tournament, the player with the highest total score wins! Of course, club members diligently collect points for their clubs during tournaments, too.

Each tournament comes with a jackpot that will be split among the three best players: Currently, we distribute 70% to the first place, 20% to the second place, and 10% to the third place.


How to Participate

Signing up works by clicking on the desired tournament. After that, you are enrolled, and the entrance fee is automatically subtracted from your Chips balance.

Let us not get ahead of ourselves – where can you find the tournaments? You need to get to the competition area at the Pinochle Palace first. You will find it at the bottom of the lobby via the trophy symbol.

Now, you select Tournaments and see a list of the scheduled tournaments. Clicking Enroll is the goal here.

In order to participate, you need to be online at the Pinochle Palace shortly before the tournament starts. You can find the starting time in the tournament list. Then, you can enter the tournament via the list or get a popup as a reminder. Now you are ready to set out in proper competition atmosphere!


Special Tournaments – The Cherry on Top

With the tournament feature, Pinochle fans also get to enjoy the popular custom tournaments. Everyone can take port for a fee as low as one Chip! In comparison, the jackpot of 10,000 Chips gigantic!

Those tournaments will appear in the regular tournaments list, but we will, of course, inform you here in the blog as well as on our Facebook page when a custom tournament is scheduled.

Sometimes, we come up with additions – especially many series for longer gaming fun, for example! We currently include Premium days and exclusively designed PDF certificates for the winners in all custom tournaments. Additionally, there is glory and recognition since we publish the winners’ user names here in the blog.

At this point, we wish you heaps of fun with the eagerly anticipated features! Get together in clubs and face the challenge in tournaments. ?

If you have suggestions or questions, feel free to post them here in a comment or send an e-mail to support@spiele-palast.de.

Greetings,

Your Palace Team

Save the Dates: Official Tournaments – Start of 2021


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Save the Dates: Official Tournaments – Start of 2021

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You have probably read about our official Palace of Cards tournaments in this blog before. After all, there were eight editions last year! And we already kicked off this year’s tournament season with our New Year’s Tournament 2021.

The official tournaments’ specialty is that you get to compete for your share of an exceptionally large Chips jackpot, contributing a low bet! In addition, we come up with something extra from time to time. There are plenty of participants, so join in!

Open your schedule and save the dates:

Saturday, February 6, 8:30 pm CET – Winter Tournament

Saturday, March 20, 8:30 pm CET – Spring Tournament

Saturday, April 3, 8:30 pm CET – Easter Tournament

Registration

After making time for the tournaments, you need to sign up, of course! You can do so in your desired game as of now. Enter your game, and continue step by step:

On a tablet or smartphone

(except Pinochle)

On a desktop PC or laptop

(any device for Pinochle)

1. Click Options.

2. Click Competition.

3. Click Tournaments.

4. Scroll until you see the desired tournament and click Enroll.

1. Click Competition or the trophy symbol at the bottom of the lobby.

2. Click Tournaments.

3. Scroll until you see the desired tournament and click Enroll.

All you need to do now is be online in your game on the day of the tournament shortly before 8:30 pm CET. This way, you have enough time to enter the tournament on time.

Prizes

As a rule, our official tournaments come with a jackpot with up to 10,000 Chips, numerous Premium days, and exclusive Palace of Cards certificates, lovingly designed exclusively for this occasion, for all winners. Here are all our designs from 2020, for example:

The jackpot and the Premium days are split among the winners of each play group. Usually, the first place receives 70% of the Chips in the pot and 90 Premium days, the second place 20% and 60 Premium days, and the third place 10% and 30 Premium days.

Several play groups per tournament can come up: When the number of registered players exceeds the maximum, another play group will open automatically. As a result of that and even scores within one group, several players can be in the same place. In that case, we will adjust the payout of the jackpot. We give precise information in each blog post concerning the tournament winners.

Something Extra

As stated above, some official tournaments come with something extra:

The Ester Tournament will be an XXL edition. That means there will be five instead of three series – plenty of gaming fun for everyone!

See You Soon!

Best sign up right away, so you cannot forget it. Once that is done, you can happily anticipate the tournament with us. Take some time to practice and show your skills!

We are looking forward to welcoming the participants!

Your Palace Team

 


PS: If you are jinxed, and none of the tournaments suit your schedule, there will be several chances to take part in an official Palace of Cards Tournament this year. We will let you know right here. 🙂