Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games in the world. It is played by millions of people offline and online. No online casino is complete without a few variants of the game which is why you can find many sites offering blackjack online. On the other hand, the gaming industry has helped the brand of card games popular by making them into games anyone can enjoy on their PC, PlayStation or Xbox. Some games even include casino games in them and usually serve as a way the player can earn extra money to buy better gear. In Red Dead Redemption you can play poker against the NPCs and in Fallout New Vegas you can even visit various casinos.
Another card game within a game in Pazaak. Players can play this game in Star Wars the Knights of the Old Republic whenever they’re not running around trying to become the next great Jedi or Sith. It’s no wonder this game bears many similarities to blackjack because it can be a tough job for a game studio to create a unique card game from scratch.
Blackjack is, usually, a two-player game where the player needs to have 21 or less to win a hand. If you’re playing and your opponent has 22 and you have 21 or less then you win the game and your opponent busts. Cards from 2 to 9 have the value of the number on them whereas the 10, Jack, King and Queen have a value of 10. The Ace can be valued as a 1 or an 11. The perfect hand consisting of an Ace and a King, Queen, Jack or 10 that scores 21 is called a blackjack.
Cards are dealt either face-up or down depending on the casino. When a player is happy with the cards he has, he has the option to stand, but if the player needs more cards then the player will have the option to hit. The goal of the game is for the winner to have a higher score than the dealer that won’t exceed 21.
The concept of Pazaak is similar in that the score that mustn’t be exceeded is 20. The player who’s closer to 20 wins a set and you need to win three sets to win a game. Unlike blackjack where the decks are put in a shoe, in Pazaak you can have a side deck made up of your cards that you can change during a hand. You can play a card from your side deck to get you closer or further away from 20 depending on your opponent’s decision. By choosing the stand option then your choice of cards is final and there’s no going back. Your side deck consists of + and – cards that can help reduce or increase your score. The + cards are red and the – cards are blue. These cards are valuable in Pazaak and in the game itself. You can find them as loot or buy them from a vendor.