Last modified : 27 Nov 2011
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Here are the most popular questions about playing-cards. Follow each of the links to find the answer.
- Who are the people shown on cards?
- Why do they look the way they do?
- Why does the king of hearts stab himself?
- Why is the jack called a jack?
- Why did the joker get added?
- Where did the suit signs come from?
- "The curse of Scotland"; which card and why?
- The four of clubs is called "the devil's bedpost"?
- Why is the ace of spades bigger and fancier?
- Why does the ace outrank the king?
- What is the order of suit ranking?
- What is the story about cards and the Bible?
- Is it true that cards are the work of the devil?
- A prisoner killed himself using a deck of playing cards?