Blackjack is a card game where your object is to get up to 21 points with your cards, and at the same time to beat the hand of the dealer. Sometimes you play with other players, and sometimes it is just you and the dealer.
You are initially dealt two cards and the dealer is dealt two cards. The dealer has one card face-up so you can formulate your odds against their potential hand. You look at your cards and decide if you want to hit (take another card) or stand. The dealer generally has to hit on anything below 17. An ace is worth 1 or 11 points depending on how you choose to use it.
If you are dealt an ace and a face-card or 10 on the first deal you are said to have “blackjack” and are an instant winner.
Blackjack is fun to play, involves some skill and guessing, and is a fairly fast game to play; the least number of players at the table and the faster the game goes.