There is a card game I used to play when I was in school in the Middle East--which I understand is based on a French game called Belote.
Does anyone know of an English set of rules for this game?
The game involves 4 players in two teams, only uses the 7's and up of each suit (A,K,Q,J,10,9,8,7).
Each turn starts with a bidding process for the top card; it's either chosen to be the trump suite or not.
Scoring is different for the trump suit as is, the rank of the cards, (trump: J,9,A,10,K,Q,8,7) vs (non-trump: A,10,K,Q,J,9,8,7).
Each round consists of a player playing one card into the pile, the team with the highest value card wins that round.
There are also sets of cards like three/four/five in a row or 4 of a kind that are worth bonus points.
I'm looking for a concise set of rules in English for this game, preferably the Arabic variant, if not the French original.