Players & deck
The game is played with 40 cards, by removing 8s, 9s, 10s from a standard 52 card deck. The rank of the cards in each suit, from highest to lowest, is: Ace, 7, King, Jack, Queen, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2.
The 7 it's the highest card after the Ace and the Jack also beats the Queen. This is common in Latin (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French) card games, where the Jack was seen as a Knight and the "Queen" as a maid .
The cards used in Sueca are the typical four suited; Spades, Diamonds,Clubs and Hearts. The significance of these suits is of French and Spanish influence in which the suit of Diamonds symbolized the merchant class, Spades the military class, Hearts the religion (or clergy), and Clubs the working class, or the people.