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- Cuarenta is the national card game of Ecuador. It is a fishing game played with the standard 52 card pack of Anglo-American playing cards, but all 10s, 9s and 8s are omitted. This card game is almost exclusively played in Ecuador. The name of the game, cuarenta is Spanish for the number 40. This refers to the number of points that are required to win a chica and also to the number of cards used to play it. Two chicas or the first chica with zapatería win the game. The game can be played by 2 players, or 4 players split into two teams. The score is kept with two kinds of chips, the two-point tantos and the ten-point perros. When a standard 52 card pack is used, the 8s, 9s and 10s can be used to keep the score.