First Printed Playing Cards

German documents reference wooden blocks used to print picture playing cards Continue reading

First Poker Rule Book

Robert C. Schenck, U.S. minister to Great Britain authored the first poker rule book Continue reading

Invention of Euchre

The Euchre card game was developed from the Spanish game, triomphe played in the early 16th century. Continue reading

Cribbage Card Game

Cribbage was derived from a game called Noddy, by John Suckling known as the greatest gamester for both bowling and cards. John Suckling (1609-1642), an English poet and dramatist. Continue reading

Playing deck with double-headed face cards

Double-headed face cards were printed in Germany in late 1813 to commemorate the key allied victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Leipzig. Continue reading