The Most Popular Card Game in Iran
This is a trick-taking card game, in which the object is to be the first team or player to win 7 points. Hokm literally means “command, order” but in card game jargon, it’s the Persian word for the trump suit. Hokm (or Court Piece) is the most popular card game in Iran and other countries in the middle east.
The game uses a standard 52-card deck. The cards are ranked from highest to lowest: A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2.