Poker playing cards

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The poker playing cards used during the games are that of a deck of 52 cards without Joker. The use prefer “American” style cards with two crossed index against “French” style with four index. In addition to the style and … Read More

Faro rules

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A game of faro was often called a ‘faro bank.’ It was played with an entire pack of playing cards, and admitted of an indeterminate number of players, termed ‘punters,’ and a ‘banker.’ Chips (called ‘checks’) were purchased by the … Read More

Playing cards today

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Anglo-American The primary deck of fifty-two playing cards in use today, called Anglo-American playing cards, includes thirteen ranks of each of the four French suits, spades (♠), hearts (♥), diamonds (♦) and clubs (♣), with reversible Rouennais court cards. Each … Read More

History of playing cards

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Early history The origin of playing cards is obscure, but it is almost certain that they began in China after the invention of paper. Ancient Chinese “money cards” have four “suits”: coins (or cash), strings of coins (which may have … Read More

Playing cards

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A playing card is a typically hand-sized piece of heavy paper or thin plastic used for playing card games. A complete set of cards is a pack or deck. Playing cards are often used as props in magic tricks, as … Read More

Card games

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A card game is any game using playing cards, either traditional or game-specific. The deck or pack A card game is played with a deck (common in the US), or pack (common in the UK), of cards intended for that … Read More

Mahjong equipment

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Basic equipment: chips, tiles and dice. Mahjong houses provide a convenient venue for Mahjong old hands. This is a typical scene of Mahjong house in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Mahjong, can be played either with a set of Mahjong tiles, … Read More