Cutthroat is a popular Pinochle variation for three players. Unlike most partnership Pinochle games, Cutthroat pits each player against one another, every man for himself. Its a fast-paced, highly competitive, and very strategic card game, requiring careful planning, good memory and discipline.
In this game, you can play online against real people or choose between 8 computer opponents, each with different skill levels and unique styles of playing. Each player is dealt 15 cards with 3 cards dealt face-down to the widow. Players bid after initial cards are dealt and the high bidder combines the widow cards to potentially form a stronger hand, then discarding the three weakest cards.
As of this release there are 10 options to customize game play to user preferences:
Number of Decks: Single|Double
Sound Effects: On|Off
Game Speed: Normal|Fast|Slow
Undo Button: On|Off
Must bid to win: On|Off
Minimum Trick Points: 0|1|2
Minimum Bid: 15|20|25
Bid Increment: 1|2|3
Point to Win: 75|100|150
Must Throw Higher Card: On|Off|Trumps
Must have marriage in trump: On|Off
Winner if multiple players make winning score