How Many Suits are in a Deck of Cards?

How many suits are in a deck of cards?
How many suits are in a deck of cards?

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:

  1. Hearts
  2. Diamonds
  3. Clubs
  4. Spades
4 suits in a deck of cards
There are 4 suits in a deck of cards

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?

All the 13 cards in each suit
All the 13 cards in each suit

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

  1. Ace
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four
  5. Five
  6. Six
  7. Seven
  8. Eight
  9. Nine
  10. Ten
  11. Jack
  12. Queen
  13. 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.

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