Whether it’s a holiday, a long journey, a social occasion at home or at a casino – playing cards have a massive part to play in modern society.
But who do we have to thank for the invention? They are believed to have originated in China, before spreading to India and Persia.
They ended up on European shores in the second half of the 14th century and were original considered as forms of art which were hand painted.
Today, they are mass produced and you cannot go to any holiday destination around the globe without seeing a personalised pack on sale in a souvenir shop such is their popularity, while they are also one of most common forgotten things when heading away on holiday in case of a rainy day.
Here are some interesting facts about card games