Final of the MUS Tournament in Soule

2 major dates to remember:

  • 09 March at 8pm in ESPES: come and experience the Soule final
  • 23 March at 9am in ALÇAY: take part in the Basque Country final, with the winners from each of the 7 Basque provinces.

But what is MUS?

MUS is a popular card game that originated in the Basque Country.
According to the Basque philologist and Jesuit Manuel de Larramendi, it originated in 1745.

Passed on by game for years, the mus federation made it possible to establish rules and organise official competitions.

The first championship was organised in 1963 by the Basque Union.
The game of mus has been listed as part of France's cultural and intangible heritage since 2003!

Mus, which is pronounced "fly", is a game similar to poker, but where no money is involved. Mus is really a very fast and straightforward game, with plenty of room for bluffing and jokes. It is not unusual to hear a player go all in, shouting "hor dago!", hoping to impress by taking the risk of putting the whole round at stake with a single move.