PLAYING cards were invented by the Chinese before AD1000. They reached Europe around 1360, not directly from China but from the Mameluke empire of Egypt.
In like manner, who invented poker cards?
Some historians say poker's origins can be traced to a domino-card game played by a 10th-century Chinese emperor; others claim it is a descendant of the Persian card game “As Nas,” which dates back to the 16th century. Poker's closest European predecessor was Poque, which caught on in France in the 17th century.
Not only that, which country invented playing cards? China
As it, when was the 52 deck invented?
Playing cards may have been invented during the Tang dynasty around the 9th century AD as a result of the usage of woodblock printing technology.
When was cribbage first invented?