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écarté(ā'kärtā`), card game similar to euchreeuchre
, card game, played usually by four persons (two sets of partners). The game originated among the Amish and was a popular card game in America in the late 19th cent. The pack has 32 cards, from 7 up to ace in each suit.
..... Click the link for more information. , played by two persons. The pack has 32 cards, seven through ace in each suit; the king is the highest card, and the ace ranks below the jack and above the ten. A trick is won by the higher trump or by the higher card of the suit led. The object of play is primarily to win three tricks.
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