Bill's Pinochle Game

Fun card game played online by 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 people.

You can play Single Deck Pinochle, Double Deck Pinochle, 5 Card Pinochle, 6 Card Pinochle, or 7 Card Pinochle. Play partners (4 or 6 players required) or Cut-Throat (non-partners). Supports choices such as single bid vs auction style bidding; pass cards to partner (or kitty) vs no pass; bid or bunch; choice of how to handle going set or folding; and whether or not to allow shooting the moon. You decide how many points each different type of meld is worth; how many points are awarded for each counter taken in a trick; and more.

Guests always play FREE. Guests are players who have been invited to play by the Table Host.

Who pays? Table hosts pay $48 for a full year to host a table. Host then invites guests to play online. Try 2 weeks for only $2 to see if you like the game. Host fee allows you to host 1 table, which can be used to play any of our games (Bill's Hand and Foot card game, 6 Card Golf game, or TallyHo the Marble game). Only 1 game of any type can be played at a time. Contact HostaGame @ northwestpages.com for details.

Game supports many options:

Players can choose which cards to meld, or they can use auto-meld feature.

Play on almost any device. Requires online internet connection and a browser (Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Firefox, Samsung Internet, Chrome, etc.) The browser needs to have Javascript enabled on it (this should be a browser setting). We have played this game using desktops and laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, tablets, iPhones, and Smartphones but we recommend using devices with a minimum of 8 inch screens to avoid too much scrolling. We have found that a 10 inch tablet/iPad display screen works quite well. Some users have reported that very old devices are not able to play Bill's games. Generally if your device can still be updated then you should have no problem playing the game.

Take all remaining cards. If the player starting a new trick has only trump cards and aces in their hand AND if none of the other players have any trump cards in their hands - THEN the player will have the option to take all remaining cards. The player can choose to play the hand out one trick at a time if they wish.

What's missing, different, or difficult?
1) Each player should have their own device (PC, laptop, tablet, iPad, etc), and that device MUST have an online internet connection (no solitair or stand-alone play).
2) Players need to tap the REFRESH button to see updated game status (whose turn it is, are they drawing cards or playing cards, etc).
3) The game does not include any form of chatting, texting or messaging between players. Players need to use a separate audio connection (such as phone, facetime, discord, zoom, etc) to tell other players when they have finished their turn. Other players then tap the REFRESH button to refresh their screen to show them what the table now looks like.

No ads. And there are no ads, pop-up or otherwise.

For a more detailed look at how the game works, check out the Game Help.