You might be new to deck of cards while learning magic or playing card games, and wondering how many suits are in a deck of cards? We’ll answer that in this post.

## How Many Suits are in a Deck of Cards?

In a 52 card deck, you will find **four suits**. The four suits in a deck of cards are:

- Hearts
- Diamonds
- Clubs
- Spades

There are two red suits, the Hearts and Diamonds, and two black suits, the Clubs and Spades.

There are 4 suits in a standard deck of 52 cards

### How Many Cards per Suit are in a Deck?

Each suit has 13 cards each. See the next item, to learn what each of these cards is.

### What are the 13 Cards in a Suit?

These 13 cards are the same for every suit, and are:

- Ace
- Two
- Three
- Four
- Five
- Six
- Seven
- Eight
- Nine
- Ten
- Jack
- Queen
- King

So, with the 4 suits, each with 13 cards, the total number of cards in a standard deck is 52 cards. See, How Many Cards are in a Deck of Cards? and How Many Hearts are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

### Are There 5 Suits in Cards?

Currently, there are not 5 suits in a deck of cards. As of the current standard deck of cards, there are only 4 suits. It has been 4 suits for most of the history of cards.

But there was a brief period in the 1930’s when the United States Playing Card Company introduced packs of cards with a 5th suit, that was symbolized by an Eagle, and in England a Blue Crown. This was meant to be used for Bridge games, and was a pack of 65 cards, due to the extra 13 cards from the 5th suit.

Learn more about the history of playing cards.