Playing cards is one of the most popular indoor games in the world. The Playing Cards game is more than hundred years old. It has also an importance in the World War in which the Americans used the playing cards to carry on the maps. The maps were inside the cards from which the soldiers used to get informed about the different locations. This set of Playing Cards was specifically designed by the Bicycle brand which used the bicycle as a trademark for the cards. The brand was transitioned to the official manufacturer of the playing cards.
Design of the playing cards:
The 52 cards are of four suits which are spades, diamonds, hearts and clubs. Each suit consists of 13 cards which ranges from 2 to 10 in numeric form, there is an Ace card and the rest three cards represents a King, Queen and a Jack. Most of the playing card decks also contains extra two cards which represents the joker.
Types of games:
There are up to 13 types of games which can be played with the 52 cards and less than that. Games which uses all the 52 cards are six in number. There are the most popular games which can be played by two players and more than two. Following are the games which can be played by a 52 cards deck.
1. Crazy Eight:
In case of just two players, each player is dealt with 5 cards and rest of the cards are placed upside down on the table. In start there has to be starter card which has to be drawn from the pile. In every turn each player has to draw a card from the pile and look for similar card in his hand on the basis of a rank or suit. If a player has an eight and draws it then it will act as a wild card. The other player has to take in all the cards which have been drawn on the table. Remember that the eight card has to drawn on the basis of the suit. Player who has no cards left in his hand is the winner.
This cards game can be played from 2 to 6 six players. Cards are distributed according to the number of players. The concept of the game is to create a combination of the 13 cards according to the suit. The first players which completes is the winner of the game. This specific game is played differently due to its different variations. Some of the popular ones are Points Rummy, Pool Rummy and Deals Rummy.
3. Go Fish:
This game is all about the gathering the set of four cards of the same rank. The player who collects the most sets is the winner. The playing cards are cycled through the players so that the players can look up and collect the sets. This is simplest game of all the other games due to which it is usually played by children.