Card Game

An ace – a playing card in the standard French deck, which has a single large and decoratedsuit symbol (a heart, diamond, spade, or club) located in the middle of the card, sometimes.

Deal – distribute cards to players in accordance with the rules of the game being played. In many games, this involves taking all cards, shuffling them, and redistributing them, is also the play from the time the cards are dealt until they are re-dealt.

Dealer – the person whose turn and responsibility is to deal the cards.

Deck – a complete set of cards, a double deck may be used, is also a pack or the stock

Deuce – the rank of 2 on playing cards.

Discard – to remove cards from one's hand, often with the intention that such cards will no longer belong to oneself. Usually done with less desirable cards in an attempt to make room for more desirable cards, or when changing strategies for what cards one is attempting to collect.

Downcard – a card that is dealt face down.

Eldest – the first player to play in the round. In English-speaking countries, this is usually the player to the left of the dealer opposite to the youngest.

Face card or court – depicts a person as opposed to pips (excluding jokers):that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit.

Hand – the cards held by one player or the player holding the cards.

Jokerone or more cards usually depicting a jester that are used as the highest trump or as wild card.

Kitty – additional cards dealt face down in some card games.

Penalty – a score awarded for common violations of the rules of the game. It can be awarded either negatively to the violating player/partnership, or positively to their opponent(s).

Pile – a set of cards placed on a surface so that they partially or completely overlap.

Pip – a suit symbol (♠, , , ♣) on a card.

Plain suit – any suit that is not a trump suit.

Play – move a card to a place on the table (either from the players hand, or from elsewhere on the table).

or the stage of the game in which player(s) play cards.

Redeal – to deal again.

R.F.G. pile – "Remove From Game" pile; a discard pile for cards which will not be used in subsequent rounds.

Round – the events between player's actions

Run – a combination of playing cards where cards have consecutive rank values.

Shuffle – rearrange (a deck of cards) by sliding the cards over each other quickly.

Stack – cards are placed directly on top of each other, disallowing the player to see any card other than the top. In most cases, these cards are and should be kept hidden. Viewing these cards during a deal is often considered illegal, so they should be dealt face down.

Stock – a pile of cards, face down, which are left over after setting up the rest of the game (i.e. dealing hands, setting up other layout areas).

Suit – all cards that share the same pips.

Trump – a card in the suit whose trick-taking power is greater than any plain suit card.

Upcard – a card laid on the table face-up.

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Toys and Games Vocabulary

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