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A '''playing card''' was a type of card that was marked with symbols that belonged to a deck. A variety of [[card game]]s could be placed with them. There were fifty-two cards to a standard deck. Cards bearing the face of a figure were known as '''picture cards'''.
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A '''playing card''' was a type of card that was marked with symbols that belonged to a '''deck'''. A variety of [[card game]]s could be placed with them. There were fifty-two cards to a standard deck. Cards bearing the face of a figure were known as '''picture cards'''.
   
While typically rectangular, playing cards might also come in a circular shape. ({{TOS|Mudd's Women}}; {{TNG|The Measure Of A Man}}; {{VOY|State of Flux}})
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While typically rectangular, playing cards might also come in a circular shape. ({{TOS|Mudd's Women}}; {{TNG|The Measure Of A Man|The Price}}; {{VOY|State of Flux}})
   
 
{{bginfo|In the final draft script of "Mudd's Women", circular cards that appear in that entry were described as "an odd-sized deck of cards."}}
 
{{bginfo|In the final draft script of "Mudd's Women", circular cards that appear in that entry were described as "an odd-sized deck of cards."}}

Revision as of 00:57, May 2, 2019

Blackjack

Playing cards

Nog and Jake playing cards

Nog and Jake playing a card game

Double jack

Circular playing cards

A playing card was a type of card that was marked with symbols that belonged to a deck. A variety of card games could be placed with them. There were fifty-two cards to a standard deck. Cards bearing the face of a figure were known as picture cards.

While typically rectangular, playing cards might also come in a circular shape. (TOS: "Mudd's Women"; TNG: "The Measure Of A Man", "The Price"; VOY: "State of Flux")

In the final draft script of "Mudd's Women", circular cards that appear in that entry were described as "an odd-sized deck of cards."
Queen of Hearts

Playing card knights

Fictional knights based on playing cards existed in the Earth classic Alice Through the Looking Glass. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

Jake Sisko and Nog played a card game in 2369 while Nog was listening to a conversation between his uncle Quark and the waiter Broik in Quark's. (DS9: "Progress")

In 2376, when Harry Kim was navigating through a Borg cube, he used playing cards to mark his path, in case he had to come back the same way. He placed a three of hearts on a transwarp conduit and a nine of diamonds on a data node. (VOY: "Collective")

Cards

The term "trump card" has been used in behind-the-scenes sources, but not in canon.

Card games

See also

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