In Blackjack, you want to get a hand with a total value as close to 21 as possible, without going over. If you go over 21, you lose. The dealer is also playing, and whomever has the has the total hand closer to 21 (without going over) wins. After starting with two cards each (one of the dealer's remains hidden), each play can hit for another card or stand with their current cards.
- 2-10: the face value
- J, Q, K: 10
- A: Aces count as either 1 or 11, whichever gets the player/dealer closer to 21, without putting the person over 21.
- 10, J = 10 + 10 = 20 (a good hand, you'd want to stand if you had this)
- K, 3 = 10 + 3 = 13 (most players would want to hit here, but this changes depending on what's left in the deck and the odds of getting a card > 8)
- A, 7 = 9 or 18 (most would stand at 18, because the dealer would need 19, 20 or 21 to win, others may risk it)
- Here's a site with the casino-style rules and strategy: http://www.hitorstand.net/strategy.php
For experienced Blackjack players, no, there are no options for splitting pairs, insurance, etc. on this game. Sorry 'bout it! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯