The Skatordnung

(International Laws of Skat)

Drawn up and authorised by the Deutsche SkatVerband (DSkV) and the International Skat-Players Association e.V. (ISPA-World), and adopted by the British Skat Association

Title page
Tournament rules
References and Contacts
This English version, prepared January 2001 in consultation with John McLeod and Nick Wedd, is not entirely a literal translation, but seeks to reproduce faithfully all the provisions of the German-language original in their entirety, and follows the same paragraph numbering for ease of comparison. In some cases I have added explanatory notes that the German original left unsaid (for example, the last sentence of 5.3.4 is my addition), and in others (notably 4.4.2) I have expressed the relevant rule in a simpler and less long-winded manner.

David Parlett, London 2001