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Card Games: A general summary

Card Games: A general summary

Card Games are those games, which are played with playing cards. Playing cards are special types of cards, which can be made up of a variety of materials like paper or plastic coated papers, cardboards, plastics, etc. Some extravagant cards have been known to make up of wood, ivory etc.  The basics structure of all the cards are more or less similar irrespective of the materials, they are made up. A card essentially has two sides: face and back.
The format of the back remains similar for a particular deck or cards and they cannot be distinguished from each other. The face on the other side can be distinguished from each other because of the specific patterns that are etched on them. However, more than one card in a deck has similar patterns. A collection of cards is termed as deck in the US or pack in the UK. Universally, it is known as set. A typical deck consists of 52 cards.
The deck of cards that is currently used in playing is often known as the French suit. The cards are essentially of thirteen ranks, consisting of four suits. The four suits are spades, heart, diamond and clubs. There are extended decks, which consists of joker faces, which can be used as an alternative in case any single cards go missing. Generally, these thirteen ranks consist of numbers two to ten accompanied by ace, king, queen and jack. One should know and understand what is rank or color of cards to maintain strong foothold in any card game.

 

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