I have a trick taking card game in which case there are occasions when the high card wins and occasions when the low card wins. Usually this is based on who lead the trick but some cards can change this mid hand.
I had an arrow icon to indicate this with it pointing up while a high card will win and low while a low card would win and a sound when this was changed mid-round.
This does not appear to be consistently conveying the desired message. What would be a better non-textual way to do so? I don't want to just put a bunch of text on screen because people would skip it and then get confused anyway or get annoyed by being made to read a bunch of text before playing.