The deck consists of 52 cards each card has something different about it, either they're different in colour or symbol they are each unique. Except for the 2 jokers of every deck. The joker can be sometimes taken out of the deck in certain games (eg. sevenses).

There are 4 suits/symbols in each deck these are spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds. Each suit has an ace,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, jack, queen and king.

The ace of each suit can be used as the lowest or the highest scoring card(eg. 21).The jack, king and queen go in the order of Jack,Queen and then King(eg. solitaire).The numbers are worth the same amount of points as the number is.