Blackjack is a card game that can be played with multiple players. It can be enjoyed whether you are playing online blackjack or in the comfort of a plush casino. The game itself can be played with one, two four, six or eight decks of cards. If this is the case and the game is played with multiple decks of cards then the cards are dealt out of a box called a shoe. Otherwise the dealer distributes the cards. So the aim of the game is simply to beat the dealer and to do this the player must not go over twenty one. This is also why the game is sometimes called ‘twenty one’. If your hand exceeds the dealers hand and you go over twenty one then you ‘bust’. And you lose. However if your cards total more than the dealer’s cards without going over twenty one you win! Simple as that. When playing blackjack the suits of the cards have no significance over the game unlike some other card games. All face card, like jack, queen, king are worth ten and the ace can be worth one or ten. If you have a hand containing an ace it is called a soft hand, this is because the value of the ace may change for either a one or a ten. So there you have it I hope this article helps. Place your chips and good luck with your blackjack playing!