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Piquet, a game of cards of French origin, is played by two persons with a, pack of 32 cards, all those between ace and seven being rejected. The player cutting lowest deals, and the cards are dealt, two by two, until 12 are out to each hand, the remaining eight lying on the table as stock. The elder hand then discards five cards or fewer, drawing fresh ones from the stock, and then the dealer discards three or fewer, or none, according to his discretion. The game consists of 100 up, and the system of scoring and marking is somewhat complicated.