You might be new to a 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.

In this post, we’ll look at how many suits are in a deck of cards, what those suits are, what the different colored suits are, and more.

## 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 Red Suits Are In a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 red suits in a deck of cards. These 2 red suits are the Hearts and the Diamonds.

In a deck of cards, there are a total of 4 suits. Two of the suits are red, and the other two are black. Since there are 13 cards in each suit, and 2 red suits, this also means there are a total of 26 cards that are red. (See How Many Red Cards Are in a Deck?)

### How Many Hearts are In a Deck of Cards

There are 13 Hearts in a deck of cards. This is because each suit in a deck of cards gets the same 13 cards, which are the Ace through the King. (Learn more at How Many Hearts are in a Deck of Cards)

### How Many Diamonds are In a Deck of Cards

There are 13 Diamonds in a deck of cards. This is because each suit in a deck of cards gets the same 13 cards, which are the Ace through the King. (Learn more at How Many Diamonds are in a Deck of Cards)

## How Many Black Suits Are In a Deck of Cards?

There are 2 black suits in a deck of cards. These 2 black suits are the Spades and the Clubs.

In a deck of 52 cards, there are a total of 4 suits. Two of the suits are red, and the other two are black. Since there are 13 cards in each suit, and 2 black suits, this also means there are a total of 26 cards that are black. (See How Many Black Cards Are in a Deck?)

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

Each suit has 13 cards each. This includes 3 face cards, the Jack, Queen and King, and 10 value cards. See the next item, to learn what each of these cards is.

Learn more at:

- How Many Face Cards are in a Deck
- How Many Kings are in a Deck
- How Many Queens are in a Deck
- How Many Jacks are in a Deck

### 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?)

### 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 1930s 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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