When it comes to playing card-based games one of the most popular on the market today is Blackjack. Extremely easy to play and extremely fun due to its rapid pace, Blackjack is a great game to play alone or with friends. You also have the chance to get quite strategic, which can further add to the fun of the experience overall.
You will start off with a standard 52-deck of cards, though some casinos will use a six-deck game for even more variety in the cards. The rules of the game are simply; you need to beat the dealer by getting yourself as close to the number 21 as you can without going over 21. This means that you could land on 21, but not above it.
Cards go up in their value depending on the number, and it depends on the venue if an Ace card is worth either 1 or 11. You start off any game of Blackjack by putting down your cards, and then simply playing the game. You keep going until you have either reached a number you are happy with and want to go with, or you have exceeded the number 21.
It can be confusing at first, but the pace of the game basically means you just asking to be ‘hit’ with a card until you have taken all of the cards you can up to the closest number to 21. You can, of course, simply stop at any number and hope that you have the best score closest to 21 out of those involved.
While it can be a touch odd to start out, most players find that Blackjack is a highly satisfying game because it can be so simple to get to grips with the rules. Typically, the best way to get a Blacjack score (depending on where you play) is with a “picture” card such as a King and an Ace.