Many fans of card games have a question about which playing cards to buy and what to look for when choosing a deck. Of course, it is worth determining why you decide to buy playing cards. If you buy as a gift, then you should pay attention to the beautiful design and workmanship of playing cards. When buying for yourself, you should pay more attention to the convenience when playing and wear resistance.
There are two main types of playing cards. These are poker sizing and bridge sizing. The poker size of playing cards is most used for various card games and of course poker itself. Such cards have a wide profile and are usually thicker. At the same time, they have significant weight and good wear resistance. The bridge variant is more often used for tricks or solitaire games. They have a narrower profile and feel better in the hand. They also just take up less space, which is convenient when playing solitaire. Of course, there are many more manufacturers of poker-sized cards than bridge-sized ones, and they are more common around the world.
Playing card material.
In total, there are two main materials from which playing cards are made. It’s cardboard and plastic. Plastic cards are more durable and serve their owner much longer. Also, the pleasant plastic structure pleasantly strokes the palm, and adds pleasure when playing. Such cards do not crumple and always restore their shape. Also, plastic cards are rarely marked, since it is not so easy to put any kind of serif on them. Playing cards made of cardboard are simpler and have more modest qualities in terms of wear resistance. They wear out quickly and are very afraid of water. In general, a simple deck with frequent play rarely lasts more than a couple of months. After such use, damage appears on it. But of course these cards have their advantages. You can buy cardboard playing cards at a very ridiculous price.
There is also playing cards, which are between paper and plastic. These are plastic coated playing cards. The base of the card itself is made of cardboard and is covered with plastic on both sides. This gives such cards some advantages. They have a small mass, good wear resistance and at the same time they will not be as slippery as plastic playing cards.