The term face cards refers to specific playing cards in gambling games. Standard 52-card decks contain several types of cards, including face cards. In these card-decks, the face cards are jacks, queens, and kings. Face cards are called that because of their design – such cards depict people and faces. Many people think that aces are more important in card games, but that is not always the case. In most gambling games, face cards are more valuable than other cards. There are 12 face cards in traditional card decks, and some people refer to these cards as ‘the court”. Numbered cards make up 36 cards in traditional decks.