Standard playing cards

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The aces from a deck of standard playing cards

Standard playing cards or the French deck is a deck of 52 cards (or more if jokers are included).

A deck contains four suits; two red; hearts () and diamonds () and two black; clubs (♣) and spades (♠). Each suit has thirteen cards; an ace, the numbers 2 to 10 and the face cards; jack, queen and king. The deck can be used for a variety of different games.


In Yu-Gi-Oh! series, the following games have been played:

Yugi Muto once made a card tower using these cards.[1]


In around 1998, a set of Yu-Gi-Oh! Playing Cards were produced by Angel Playing Cards which featured artworks of cards and characters from the Toei anime series.

Another set of Yu-Gi-Oh! Playing Cards, based on the NAS anime series, was later produced by Aquarius Entertainment Merchandising.

Card artworks[edit]

A number of Duel Monsters/Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game cards have been based on standard playing cards or games involving standard playing cards, including:


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! (Toei) episode 0011: "The Violent Battle - A Game of Darkness"

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