Are you sitting at a table, wanting to play Watten/Sockn (Sackjass) with your friends and don't feel like getting up to get a pad and pen, but you have your smartphone with you?
Or are you travelling and want to watten/socken but don't have a notepad to write down the points?
Then, this Watten/Sockn scoreboard is just right for you!
- Bleckl offers the possibility to note down points while playing Watten/Sockn (Sackjass)
- Watten can be played with 11, 15, 18 or 21 points
- Sockn can be played with 2-5 players
- Handwriting animations when writing on the pad
- Games are saved after closing the app
- Player names can be entered if desired
- Game history stores the played games along with winners and points
- Interesting statistics per player (name) can be shown
Have fun with playing Watten or Sockn!
Watten is a sociable card game that is widely played in various versions in an area extending across the Alps from Bavaria in Southern Germany through the Austrian Tyrol to the South Tyrol. The basic version of the game is for four players in partnerships, but it can also be played by two or three. Watten is traditionally played with German suited cards, with suits of acorns, leaves, hearts and bells. In Bavaria a 32 card pack is used, the cards in each suit being the ace (As or Sau), king (König), over (Ober), under (Unter), 10, 9, 8, 7. In the Tyrolean versions it is usual to include a 33rd card, the six of bells, which is known as the WELI. In Austrian and Italian packs the card is marked WELI and is decorated with some extra suit-marks of other suits, to suggest its wild status in this and some other Tyrolean games. In the South Tyrol, Watten is sometimes played with 36 or even 40 cards.¹
SOCKN (Sackjassen, Jassen, Kreuzjassen)
Jassen is a card game of the Bézique family, which is mainly spread in the Alemannic-speaking area, i.e. German-speaking Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Vorarlberg, southern Baden-Württemberg and Alsace, but also in South Tyrol, the French-speaking area of Switzerland and Ticino.²
Sacken is generally considered to be the most basic form of the Swiss game Jass and is also known as Butzer, Sackjass or Schläger. The game is played to find a loser. In each deal the player(s) who take most card points score a stroke (or stick), and anyone who takes fewer than 21 (26) card points gets a Null - sometimes known as a Sack (bag) or Herdöpfel (potato) - which is worth minus one stroke. Anyone who achieves a net score of 5 (or 7) strokes is safe and retires from the game: the loser is the last remaining player who fails to reach 5 (or 7) strokes.³
- Reduced app size
- Advance bid for Watten
- Separate menu item for statistics
- Other small improvements
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.