Card games in Venezuela

The 40 card Spanish pack is used to play Truco - the rules are differ from those used in Argentina in that at the start of each deal a card is turned up and the caballo (11) and sota (10) of that suit become the highest cards in the game - called perico and perica and worth 30 and 29 points respectively in the envido.

Telefunken is a version of Contract Rummy played in Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and perhaps other places using a full international double deck with four jokers (108 cards).

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