Brief History of the Playing Card

739170_59571103 Nick Patrick recently posted an article briefly touching on the history of the playing card, and where the various different types come from:

“The precursor to today’s 52-card Anglo-American deck (standardized only recently) came to Europe from Egypt in the 14th century. Those Egyptian decks had four “suits” (sticks, coins, swords, and cups), with ten “spot” cards (whose values were determined by the number of  symbols, or “pips,” on each card) and three “court” or “face” cards in each suit.”

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