BOOST22 is a perfect mix of the classics ‘Cucumber’, ‘President’, ‘Whist’ and ‘Hearts’. The goal is to get rid of your highest cards before the end of the hand – and win by not losing.

BOOST22 can be played Head to Head with other players or in, multiplayer tournaments.

In Head to Head games, both players start with the same 7 cards and plays against the same 3 bots, and collect as many GAME POINTS as possible. The player who finish with most GAME POINTS win.

Learn how to play and how you win:

All four players start with seven random cards each.

You can switch up to six of your cards at the start of each hand.
If you have the white ‘start button’, you begin.

You start by playing up to four cards of equal value – so either a pair, three of a kind, four of a kind, or a single card.

The other players then take turns and make their play. They must play an equal amount of cards of the same (or higher) value than the best plays on the table. So must you, once it’s your turn again.

If you can’t do that, you must play your lowest cards.

You can also bluff by playing your lowest cards.

The player who played the highest cards wins the round and starts the next round.

You play until everyone has one card on their hand. When that happens, you reveal your last card, and the player(s) with the highest cards lose the hand.

The losing player(s) lose PENALTY POINTS equal to the value of their last card. The losing cards disappear from the game.

PENALTY POINTS given for the four highest cards:

  • Ace = 14
  • King = 13
  • Queen = 12
  • Jack = 11

For all other cards, you get PENALTY POINTS equal to the card number.

When the hand is over, a new one starts, and you get new cards. The white ‘start button’ moves to the next player.

If you get more than 22 PENALTY POINTS, you leave the game. The last man standing wins.

You win or lose GAME POINTS in each round.

You get the value of the losing card(s) in each round. If you have the losing card yourself, it is deducted in your total GAME POINTS

If you are skilled and have a little bit of luck, you can earn extra GAME POINTS.

Here’s what you should keep an eye out for:

Clean Sheet: You won a game without losing a single hand (20 GAME POINTS)

Four of a Kind: You lay out four cards of the same kind in one play (20 GAME POINTS)

Triple Knock Out: You win the round with the lowest card. Your opponents have cards of equal value (20 GAME POINTS)

Double Knock Out: You end the round with one of the two lowest cards. Two of your opponents have cards of equal value (10 GAME POINTS)

Your GAME POINTS are continuously updated and displayed on the game table.

At the end og the game, you get your last GAME POINTS and final score:

40 for a victory
20 for second place
10 for third place
-10 for losing

You share your GAME POINTS if you end up at the same place as one or more players. Let’s say that you share second place with another player: you share 20 + 10 GAME POINTS, giving you 15 each.


Congratulations! You now know how to play BOOST22

See you at the table. Good luck!

Mads, Co-founder of BOOST22