Three Handed Euchre (AKA as ''Cutthroat'')
A standard deck of 24 cards are used. Cards are ranked the same as in ordinary Euchre. Cards are dealt out in groups of 2's and 3's with an additional three cards are dealt to a dummy hand. No player is allowed to see this hand until bidding is over. Each player receives 5 cards. The remaining cards are placed face down in front of the dealer and the top card is turned over.
The naming of trump is done the same as it is in traditional euchre, with the option to name first given to the player immediately left of the dealer, and continuing clockwise. The player winning the bid gets to pick up the cards in the dummy hands. If the bidder is also the dealer then he gets the turn-up card as well. If the bidding player is not the dealer, the dealer will get the turn-up. The other two players become temporary partners for the current round only. They compete against the bidder. Players that have picked up cards must discard so that all players hold 5 cards in their hand before play begins.
The bidder must take 3 tricks to make his point. If he takes all 5 tricks then he gets 2 points. Getting less than 3 tricks results in a euchre and gives both defenders 2 points. Each player keeps his own score. Game is played to 10 as normal.
Going alone is still an option and occurs when the calling player opts not to pick up the dummy hand. A player wishing to go alone must state so before looking at the dummy hand. He may not look at the cards in the dummy hand. Taking 5 tricks on a lone call gives bidder 4 points. Taking three or four tricks gets one point. Getting less than 3 tricks will give both defenders 2 points.
During play no one is allowed to look at the cards in the kitty. This includes the dummy hand on a lone call.