The card game Pinochle is not played with all of the cards in a standard deck. This card game is instead played with a deck of 48 cards. The game is French in origin.
The 9, 10, J, Q, K and A cards from each suit are removed from two standard decks of cards. These cards make up the 48-card deck used for game play.
The game of Pinochle is classified as trick-taking and can be played with two to four players. There are a total of three phases that are played in each round of the game. These include bids, melds and tricks.