It is generally assumed that the card game originated in China shortly after the invention of the paper. Symbols that had occurred Chinese card games described in the man, fish, crow, pheasant, antelope, star, rabbit and horse. There were also knock-based card games in circulation and money cards. Here began cards to their advance towards the Netherlands.
The card game late 14th century in Europe was introduced, is based on that of the Mamluks. They had a 52-card deck and used the symbols sword, polo stick, cup and mint. The values ranged from 1 to 10 with three extra cards: king, viceroy and second viceroy.
The card game spread rapidly throughout Europe. The first cards were made by hand and were expensive and exclusive. With the invention of the printing press was possible to produce cheaply and in larger quantities. There was a large variety of playing cards, numbers and symbols used. Now the most common set of cards is based on the French version where the symbols hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs are used.
Today we already know not only the traditional cards and card games, but many different variations. They all have one thing in common is played with cards.