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The origin and introduction of playing cards
- Dec 05, 2018 -

When I was a child, I passed the Lunar New Year. My relatives took turns to meet, and adults played mahjong and children played poker. Every year, playing blush, 10:30, arching pigs, unconsciously, children have become adults.

 Playing cards are mysterious things. There are 12 portraits in them. The faces are serious and thoughtful. They are all armed with the left hand, and the red heart K puts the knife on the back of the head. I wondered about the hour, who are they?

[The origin of playing cards]

The origin of poker is still inconclusive, and it may be the first time that a Venetian merchant has introduced Europe.

In 1299, there was a record of playing cards in Italy. Marco Polo (1254 - 1324) came to China in 1272 and left China in 1291. Some scholars inferred that the playing cards originated from the "Leaf Play" in the Southern Song Dynasty of China.

Some scholars believe that India is more likely than China to be the origin of cards. The early European card Tarot has a certain connection with Hindu mythology.

[Formed in France]

In the second half of the 14th century, the form of playing cards was very close to the present. The portrait card appeared in the first half of the 15th century and was developed from France in about 1480 to the current four colors.

In the 15th century, K was usually regarded as the biggest card, and Ace was the smallest card. Now Ace is the biggest and 2 is the smallest way, probably after the French Revolution in the late 18th century. "Joker" was invented by the Americans and later returned to Europe.


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