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Tarocchi, also known as Tarock, is a trick-taking game, and one of the oldest card games known. It is played with a Tarot deck of playing cards.

The original 78-card deck contains:

After the hand has been played, a score is taken based on the point values of the cards in the tricks each player has managed to capture.

The Tarot deck was originally designed to play this game. For the purpose of the rules, the numbers on the trumps are the only thing that matters; the traditional images have no effect in the game itself. As such, in tarot decks made for playing the game, the four Mediterranean suits are often replaced with a deck using the more familiar French suits of hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades; and the old symbolic tarots are often replaced by cards that bear only numbers and whimsical scenes chosen by the engraver. Some variations of the game is played with a 54 card deck (5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of spades and clubs and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of hearts and diamonds are discarded).

Variations of the game are still played in France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovenia

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Rules for some variations]