History of Rummy

Who Invented The Deck of 52 Cards?

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In a few years from now, the rate at which rummy popularity seems to be developing, don’t be surprised if every third person in a group turns out to be an online Rummy champ. Such is the impact created by the game in India ever since the game started hitting online. But have you ever wondered how the deck of 52 cards came into prominence and where it was originally invented? Let us now look into the history of 52 cards in detail.

Origin and history of 52 cards:

It is a general belief that 52 cards is an invention by Chinese which later moved to European nations, courtesy Egypt. So, the flow has been from China who is the inventor and from there on to Egypt before finally getting moulded in European countries. What seemed to have been founded in China in 1000 AD reached Europe around 1360. Initially, the suits were like goblets, gold coins, swords and polo sticks. The polo sticks were then replaced by batons or staves since the game of polo was unknown in Europe then. Thereafter, came another change this time from Germany though. They modified the suits and sported them as acrons, hearts, leaves and bells. This change happened in the 15th century and around 1480 French brought in fresh modifications to the suits. It was then the suits first appeared to look like what are being used now. Trefle, Pique, Coeur,  Carreau and finally, the English card makers, though used the same suits, gave different names to each of them. That is how the cards that are being used right now have evolved.

Who Invented The Deck of 52 Cards?
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