Ace (card)

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Four aces from a Standard 52-card deck

An ace is a playing card, die or domino which has a value of one unless its the first card given to the player where its value is 11 however this is most commonly seen when you're playing 21. It used to mean the side of a die with only one dot.[1] Since this was the lowest roll of the die, it was thought of as 'bad luck' in Middle English. The ace is often the highest playing card, so the meaning has changed to mean good.

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  1. Parlett, David (1990). The Oxford Guide to Card Games. Oxford: Oxford. p. 32.