Set of 32 varnished cardboard cards in a cardboard caseBelote is a card game that is played by four, three or two with a deck of 32 cards. The players are divided into team (s) of two players, the members of the same team facing each other and having on their right and on their left each of the opposing players. It is a contract game, in the sense that one of the two teams agrees to make more points than the opponent, and whose failure is severely penalized. It is akin to jass, which is played with 36 cards, and is very close to the Dutch klaverjassen. There are several versions, including the region or the coinche. This game is also known by the names: the boeux or the pig.