Wednesday 12 September 2018


A jack or knave is a playing card which, in traditional French and English decks, pictures a man in the traditional or historic aristocratic dress generally associated with Europe of the 16th or 17th century. The usual rank of a jack, within its suit, plays as if it was an 11 (that is, between the 10 and the queen). As the lowest face (or "court") card, the jack often represents a minimum standard — for example, many poker games require a minimum hand of a pair of jacks ("jacks or better") in order to continue play.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. Jacks are compare to in tarot is like young person leaving the nest. And off on there first adventure.
    Coffee is on

  2. I've often wondered what was the story behind the jack in a deck of cards.

  3. ahhhh yes lets playy

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  4. I am an avid card player - hearts, spades, pinochle, whist, et al

  5. I love to play cards but haven't found a lot of folks with similar interests.
    Thanks for sharing at


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