1. A card
game - variation of the game of hearts (also known as "black witch"). This game is more cutthroat.
All the cards are dealt. Dealer rotates. Three cards are passed
to another player
in rotation starting with
to the left. Player
on the dealers
first by selecting a card
and laying it down. Play procedes clockwise, players
must follow suit or discard. Highest in the suit wins. Some
cards have a point value
and are retained face up.
Hearts have their spot value
(face cards 10, ace 20) and the Queen of spades is worth 31 (the black bitch
Points are totaled after each hand - play stops when a predetermined score is reached (usually 500)... *lowest* score wins. However - should all the point cards be won in one hand, everyone *elses* score increases by 31.
variations, the jack of diamonds is worth -31, thus canceling the black bitch
or reducing a players
When played with
deck, wands plays
the role of hearts, swords the role of spades, and the major arcana
are trumps (win any hand where
it is the highest trump card
2. The queen of spades (see above)
3. (More obscure) A sudden, single, stroke of extremely
I was just cruising
past all the other competitors when
life hit me with
the black bitch: my engine blew up!
"OK - hit me with
the black bitch..." (when
is reluctant to deliver bad news or to do some harmful action).