Farmer’s Hand

If a player is dealt a hand which contains three nines or three tens, that play may call out “Farmer’s Hand.” That player is then allowed to show the three cards in question and exchange them for the three unexposed cards in the kitty.  If more than one player calls out Farmer’s Hand then the hand is declared a misdeal.

The purpose of this variation is ensure a fair deal.  Many euchre enthusiasts do not endorse this variation, because it takes away from the game.  It is still used as a major deterrent for stacking of the deck and other card cheats.

Ace-No-Face

If a player is dealt a hand which contains Ace and no face cards, that player has the option to call a misdeal.  The deal is then passed clockwise.

The purpose of this variation is ensure a fair deal.  Many euchre enthusiasts do not endorse this variation, because it takes away from the game.  It is still used as a major deterrent for stacking of the deck and other card cheats.

No-Trump

In this rule variation, a player, during the second round of bidding, may call No-trump.  It is a option in which no suit is made trump, and the cards are ranked Ace high to nine.  The player with the highest ranking card of the suit led wins the trick.  In some variations, this option is only available of the dealer if the table agreed to invoke stick the dealer.

Stick the Dealer or Screw the Dealer

Stick the Dealer is a popular variation for euchre players. If all players pass during the second round of bidding, the dealer must name a suit trump. They dealer may choose any suit to be trump including the suit turned down in the first round of bidding. In some variations, the dealer may have the option to bid no-trump.

This variation is intended to speed up the game and limit the number of misdeals.