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This handbook describes the playing options that are available in our Skat programs. Note however, that all options are available only in our premium product, Rasche's Doppelkopf 4.0 and (with minor limitations) in Rasche's Doppelkopf 3.0.  The remaining "beginner" or "normal" versions (Rasche's Doppelkopf 2.0, Doppelkopf Profi, Doppelkopf, and Tom's Doppelkopf Express) are missing significant options.  These limitations are explained in the relevant chapters.  All purchasers have the opportunity to upgrade to higher-level versions at attractive upgrade prices, however.  Current information is always available on our homepage (http://www.raschesgames.com) or you can simply e-mail us at:  support@raschesspiele.de . 

We offer free telephone support only to our premium level customers and to those customers (regardless of the product purchased) who have purchased directly from us.  Others should request support from the source of their software purchase.

They contain our games for Macintosh, Win98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista.

We are planing: PalmOS, PocketPC2002/2003

A couple of important links:

Contents for the User (V2.1)

On the history of Doppelkopf
Game Basics
After the Cards are Dealt
Game Types
Finding Your Partner
Tactics During Play
Appendix A: Official Doppelkopf Rules
Appendix B: Additional Rules
Appendix C: Scoring Examples
The Essener System...
From Rasche-Softwareentwicklung
0 Some Basic Terms
1 Overview
2 Normal Games
2.1 First to Announce
3 Marriage
3.1 Selecting a Partner
4 Solo
4.1 Ace Solo
4.2 Jacks-/Queens-Solo
4.3 Suit Solo
5 Silent Contra Announcements
6 "Dullen" Queries
User Reference
Basic Settings
Keyboard Menu Choice
Settings Menu Choice
Additional Settings
Additional Conventions (Essener System)
Change suit names
Card games - you switch you game
Playing with the Story
Back room pictures
Game Mechanics
Your Cards Window
The Last Trick
Additional Window in Learn Mode
Score Window
Comments On Play
Window of Cards Already Played
Manual Deal
Menu Games
Small Cards
Rule Notes
Old Game Again
Give Up
Go to Reception
Announce Contra/Re, No 90, ...
New Activation Code
Manage Activation Code
Show registrations
Appendix A: Installation (Macintosh)
Installation (Windows-Computer)
Appendix B: In Case of a Problem
Our other Products
ASS Spielkarten Verlag GmbH
Nürnberger Spielkarten Verlag GmbH
Reference to the Doppelkopf Association
Order form Macintosh (german)
Order form Macintosh (english)
Order from our homepage (always actual prices)