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Here's everything I can remember about it:

I believe I first found it on the Pagat website.

I think it's a trick taking game, there are 5 (perhaps less or more?) different hands of play and I think the dealer chooses one of them based on his hand and throughout the course of the game the dealer must pick each of them once, being unable to choose the same one twice.

Each player has there turn choosing one of the "hands" to play until all players have picked each hand once then the game would end.

The one other thing I remember are the rules stating something about making a chart for each hand and player and marking off when each hand gets played to keep track of what's been picked and what's left to play.

Barbu has somewhat of the ideas here but that's not the game I'm looking for.

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  • Sounds a little like Nyet, but I don't think it's the same.
    – GendoIkari
    Mar 25, 2017 at 21:01

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I think the game is Trex, also known as Trix, Tricks, or Ticks.

The game is played by four players and consists of four cycles of five games each. During each cycle, a new player is the dealer. The dealer chooses in which order the five contracts are played (one in each game).

The Wikipedia article notes that it's similar to Barbu.

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    Could you elaborate on why you think that this game matches the poster's description? Mar 30, 2017 at 23:53

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