Custom Playing Cards is one of the oldest games in the world which is still being played in its various forms. The deck of playing cards consists of 52 cards which are considered to be as a standard one. The 52 cards are distributed among four suits which are spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. Each of these suits consists of nine cards which represents 2 to 10 in numeric form. There are three cards which represents a King, Queen and a Jack. The thirteenth card is the Ace.
Colors in which playing cards are available:
The main colors of the playing cards are black and red. Diamonds and the Hearts suit are represented in red color while the Spades and Clubs are represented in the black color. The design of the playing cards is usually same in all the decks from different companies. There are only minor changes in them depending on where the cards are being used and in which games it is being played for. For example, playing cards which are used in casinos and for the games like Bridge, Solitaire and Poker have different design so that the systems built in the casinos can read them. In these minor changes there are some decks which use four colors in order to easily separate the four suits. Black color is used for spades, red color is used for hearts, blue color is used for diamonds and green color is used for clubs.
The design of the playing cards just like the colors also differs a little bit on the basis of the patterns made on the cards and the overall look. Some of the designs are made for some specific games. Some of the popular changes in design of the playing cards are following.
1. Face Cards or Court Cards:
These cards have images of King, Queen and Jack. This representation was started by the British. It is known as the Court cards by them and in the North America region it is known as the Face Cards.
2. One-Eyed Royals:
For some games the design for jack of spades and jack of hearts represents the one-eyed royals. The other royals are represented with their full face. In some of the games the jack of diamonds is also considered as the “laughing boy”.
3. Wild Cards:
In some types of playing cards games the term wild card is used. In order to represent it, there are some cards which are set as wild cards like the Aces, Twos, Eights and the One-Eyed Jacks.
4. Joker Cards:
The joker cards were started to get included in the deck since the late 1800s due to rise of the cards game known as the Euchre. The main use of this card is to act like a wild card especially in the Euchre game. This led to the use of joker cards in other games. In most decks, jokers are shown in two colors, black and red.