Pinochle facts for kids
The jack of diamonds and the queen of spades are the "pinochle" meld of pinochle.
|Players||4 in partnerships or 3 individually, variants exist for 2-6 or 8 players|
|Cards||48 (double 24 card deck) or 80 (quadruple 20 card deck)|
|Card rank (highest to lowest)||A 10 K Q J 9|
|Playing time||1 to 5 hours|
|Bezique, Marjolet, Binokel|
Pinochle, also called pinocle or penuchle, is a trick-taking, Ace-Ten card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48-card deck. It is derived from the card game bezique; players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. It is thus considered part of a "trick-and-meld" category which also includes the game belote. Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks. The standard game today is called "partnership auction pinochle."
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