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Card Games: Ace-Ten Games

This is a very large group of point-trick games, mostly of European origin, in which the ace and ten are particularly valuable cards. A typical scheme is ace=11, ten=10, king=4, queen=3, jack=2. Sometimes this is simplified by counting 10 for aces and tens and nothing for other cards. Usually the ten ranks between the ace and the king.

The cards used in mediterranean countries typically do not include a ten. In these places, ace-ten have been adapted by using another card to take the place of the ten. Usually the three is used; sometimes the seven. Within the ace-ten games, several groups can be identified that have additional distinguishing characteristics.