Rules of Buraco

How to play Buraco



"Buraco" means "hole" in Portuguese... but what's relevant is how fun this game is! Lay down your cards and beat your opponents!


Buraco is a card game for 2 players or 4 players, who play in pairs. The goal of the game is to create combinations formed either by straights or, depending on the mode, sets of 3 or more cards of the same number — oh, and also score more points than your opponents!

How to play

Each player at the start of the turn has the option to draw a card from the deck, or keep all the cards accumulated in the discard pile to form combinations. You do all the combinations you want, with a minimum of 3 cards.

When you finish making combinations you must discard a card from yours and place it in the discard pile.

Every turn after that, you'll be either picking one card of the deck or the discard pile, creating new combinations or adding cards to the combinations you already had, and you'll discard one of yours. Rinse and repeat until someone wins!

Buraco Rules