- "Then how about we settle that debt with a little game of sabacc?"
- ―Lando Calrissian to Hera Syndulla
Sabacc was a card game played in the galaxy. A sabacc deck comprised a number of face cards (including the Idiot, the Queen, the Evil One, and the Star) and four suits of fifteen pip cards (Flasks, Sabers, Staves, and Coins). The face value of the cards changed at random in play, but was locked as soon as the cards were placed on the sabacc table's special suspension field. That particularity made sabacc a complex and unpredictable game, as a potential winning hand could turn into a losing one if not used at the right moment.
A sabacc player's goal was to win the sabacc pot by collecting a hand of cards that totaled positive or negative 23, which generally would constitute a winning hand called Pure Sabacc. That hand could only be beaten by a rare and unbeatable hand called an Idiot's Array, which were three cards with a 0, a 2, and a 3.
Several variants of sabacc existed. One such variant was "Corellian Spike," which used a pair of six-sided dice. Han Solo won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian in a game of "Corellian Spike" sabacc, and Solo kept the pair of golden dice used in that game.
A notoriously tricky game, sabacc odds were always in the house's favor.
- (First identified as Sabacc)
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