Card games in Palestine

Trex (also known as Tricks or Trix) is a compendium game using the standard 52-card pack in which the five contracts are No Tricks, No Queens, No Diamonds, No King of Hearts and Dominoes from the Jack.

Basra is a fishing game, also played with the 52-card pack.

Hand is a popular rummy game played with a double 52-card pack plus two jokers.

Banakil is another, less well-known rummy game played with the same cards.

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