The original 78-card deck contains:
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