"I can match you at chess, backgammon, ecarte"
'A good hand'
Public Domain'A good hand' - Credit: George Goodwin Kilburne

Écarté is a two-player card game that originated in France.  The word literally means ‘discarded’. It is a trick-taking game, similar to whist, but with a special discarding phase.

The game was popular in the 19th century, but is now rarely played.