Ranks and Suits - The Anatomy of Decks of Cards
- Markus M(anymunym)Germany
Sid Sackson's Card Games Around the World as a kid or maybe it's because I come from a region that has its own traditional pattern of playing cards and that borders regions in which other patterns (or even other suits) are used.
So, I was looking for a list that provided a breakdown of different decks of cards by rank and suit and was a bit surprised when I couldn't find any (which probably only means I didn't look hard enough). On the off-chance that one really doesn't already exist, I decided to try and make this the subject of my first GeekList. I hope somebody else finds this useful and/or interesting.
This is still a work in progress, but feel free to add your own, just try to follow the pattern set by my posts and find an image that shows actual cards in as many suits as possible, name the suits in the same order as they appear in the image and colour them if appropriate. Thanks and enjoy!
Also, I'm unsure how to best sort this list. Currently it's the traditional decks first followed by the others manually sorted by rank. Suggestions welcome! Edit: I've changed it to Sort by Rank for now.
Useful resources on the Geek, but not quite what I was looking for:
Playing Card Games Enthusiasts
Many Games for the Price of One!: The Definitive "Games that Can Be Played with a Sticheln Deck" GeekList
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