But, who are we kidding. Ramadan as all about طرنيب and ارجيلة. For your benefit, dear (fake) fasting Muslims, are the rules of the game copied from 6arneeb.net, where they have a good Java Applet.
To Arabize the rules, bear in mind the following meanings:
out bid: إعلى
Trump (verb): طرنبّ
13 tricks: كبّوت
To make your bid: جابها
No Cheating: بلا @#$% . اللهم إني صائم
TARNEEB is a card game requiring skills in bidding, playing and defending. During bidding, partners try to support one another. A player needs to consider his/her partners' cards to identify the best trump suit and the right level for the call of the team. Since players cannot make many bids before they run the risk of being too high, each bid needs to convey as much information as possible, both about distribution and high-card count. In responding to a partner's bid, a player usually passes, jumps in partner's suit with support and a stronger hand or bids a new suit.When a team wins the auction, the other team needs to defend and imagine the declarer's possible hands and work out the best chance to defeat the call.
Here are a few tips for players: Try to figure out the opponents' hands from clues in bidding and during play. Take into account not only what they bid but also what they could have bid but didn't. Keep a running count of how many cards have been played in every suit, most importantly trumps. Bear in mind how many tricks you need to make or defeat a call, and try to imagine the most likely holding the opponents have that will allow you to succeed. Don't make unnecessary bids when it's clear the opponents will win the auction because the less information they have in playing the hand, the harder it will be for them to make it.If both sides have fits and are competing at high levels, it's usually safest to bid a level higher than you think you can make instead of allowing the opponents to play the hand. This is especially true when you hold a single card or no cards at all in your opponents suit. when playing a hand in which a team has plenty of trumps, a common first step in the play is to (draw trumps) that is, to lead them until the opponents have no more trumps then you can lead other suits safely to establish more tricks.