How Many Suits are in a Deck of Cards?

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

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:

  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 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.

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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?)

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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.

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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
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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.