Whiz is played with partners.
In Whiz, the players must bid either Nil or the exact number of Spades they possess. The rest of the game follows as a normal partner's game.
The deck consists of 52 cards and no Jokers.
Each player receives 13 cards.
Cards ranking from high to low:
A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
Spades will always trump other cards, even if it is the lowest Spade.
Players must bid the exact number of Spades they possess or Nil.
The combined bidding of the two partners is summed up together to form the team bid. This is the number of tricks the team must win in order to achieve a positive score.
· NIL BID - gives 100 points, but also costs 100 if the player wins even one trick.
· BLIND NIL - No blind bids in Whiz.
The winning team is the first to reach the target points or if the opposing team drops below the threshold.