October 1, 2020

Playing cards were originally invented in China, then spread to India and Persia

The origin of playing cards has become a great debate in the modern era, because what has been recorded in history is the Europeans who first introduced it. However, there are historical records that show that Europeans discovered them on the way, while playing cards required a printing process. Printing on paper / cloth media at that time could only be done in China or Korea, long before Europeans could do it.

The origin of the 4 symbols on playing cards is also unique: hearts, diamonds, spades, curls

Type 4 forms were first recognized in the Middle East. The 4 forms include coins, cups, swords and sticks. These shapes eventually evolved over time: coins became diamonds, cups representing “love” became hearts, swords became spades and sticks became curly. The faces on the French deck are named and made to resemble historical figures. The king of hearts is Charlemagne, the king of diamonds is Julius Caesar, the king of curls is Alexander the Great and the king of spades is King David of the Bible. Playing cards is the most popular playing tool in France.

Because they involved faces and numbers in their card designs, playing cards began to be used as a fortune-telling tool. In addition, since ancient times, the game of forming buildings out of playing cards has been very popular. In 1992, for the first time, someone set a world record for the builder of the tallest card building. In ancient Europe, playing cards were used as one of the largest tax contributor products because of their popularity.

The facts and history of playing cards that have been mentioned are playing cards with original designs, not those that already have various designs including movie or anime characters