San-Zoku Go-Jū [三束五十 - さんぞくごじゅう, lit. “Three Bunches and Fifty”] is a Bakappana variant for three players, with simple rules.
The name San-Zoku Go-Jū refers to the par score of the game: 350 points. (In this context, a “bunch” is 100 points.)
There were no Teyaku nor Dekiyaku attested for this game, so it is assumed to be a Bakappana variant.
The card values used in San-Zoku Go-Jū are non-standard.
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Since the total card points in a deck is 1050, when divided by 3, you will get the par score which is 350 points.
The setup and gameplay are the same as Bakappana; In each round, players play until their hands run out of cards.
Players count their captured card points, then they subtract the par score of 350 points to get the settlement score, and they do the settlement accordingly (negative score means you lose points; positive score means you gain points).
Settlement Score = Total of captured card points - 350
The winner in a round becomes the dealer for the next round.