Spade Cards


Playing cards is a game of incomplete information. One side of the card is visible to the players and the other side of the card is not visible. Each of the cards bears one of several pips or symbols. The symbols indicate which suit the card belongs to. The suit may also or be indicated by the color printed on the card. Except for face cards, the number of pips on each card determines its rank. Ranking indicates which cards within a suit are better, higher, or more valuable than others, whereas there is no order between the suits unless specified in the rules of a specific card game. There is exactly one card of any given rank in any given suit in a single deck.  

  • A deck of cards has 52 cards.
  • The thirteen ranks of cards are as follows: A, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K.
  • A joker is a special card that belongs to no suit in a deck.
  • There are a total of four suits in a deck of cards. They are spade playing card, hearts, clubs, diamonds are the four suits.
  • The symbols for the card suits vary according to the type of card deck. German, French, Swiss, Italian, Spanish are the five types of cards, and their representation for the various types of cards is different.
  • The French deck is most popularly played all over the world.  
  • The symbols for the suits in the French deck are as follows: ♥heart, ♣club, ♠spade, ♦diamond.

Spades Card Suit ♠ (Hukum)

The spade card suit is an upside-down black heart (Hukum). The stalk at its base represents the pike or halberd, and two medieval weapons. The thirteen cards in the spades suit are given below.  

  1. ♠ A
  2. ♠ 2
  3. ♠ 3
  4. ♠ 4
  5. ♠ 5
  6. ♠ 6
  7. ♠ 7
  8. ♠ 8
  9. ♠ 9
  10. ♠ 10
  11. ♠ J
  12. ♠ Q
  13. ♠ K

Clubs and spade playing cards are black. Diamonds and hearts are red suits. The pack of 52 cards is divided into various categories. The terminology for these cards is Face cards, Honor cards, Wild Cards, Number Cards.  

  • Face Cards: The three face cards are the Jack, Queen, King.
  • Honor Cards: The honor cards consist of face cards and aces.
  • Wild Cards: The wild cards have the ace, deuce, and one-eyed jack. These cards are used according to the games that are played. Therefore, they are called wild cards. The joker is sometimes known as the wild card.
  • Number Cards: The number cards are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10. The number cards are given values. For example, 11 stands for Jack, 12 stands for Queen, 13 stands for King. The total of all the cards is 364.
  • There is an extra card in the deck of cards known as the joker. So, the total of 364 cards plus there is one joker card. The total equals 365 cards.

Symbolism and Suits

Hearts and diamonds are red. Whereas, the clubs and spades are black. The joker cards are unique and do not belong to any of the categories. The heart suit represents fire, the club suit represents Earth's peak, the diamond suit represents a component of air, and the spade card suit represents water.

The following are the four suits:

  1. Hearts: The heart suit is associated with the spring season. This suit is red.
  2. Clubs: The club suit represents the summer season. This suit is black.
  3. Spades: The spade cards in a deck represent the winter season. This suit is black.
  4. Diamonds: The diamond suit represents the autumn season. This suit is red.  

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Spade Card FAQS

1)  How many cards are in a spades suit?

There are thirteen cards in a spades suit.  

2)  Which suit is higher in spades?

The Ace is the highest card in all suits. For example, if the sequence is 10- J-Q-K-A, then the Ace of Spades is the highest card. However, if the sequence is A-2-3-4-5, then the Ace becomes the lowest card, and the King of Spades becomes the highest card.  

3)   Why is Spades the highest suit?

There is no ranking for suits for most games. However, the spade suit represents the nobility and is considered the highest suit in the Bridge game.  

4)  What is spade in cards?

The spade is a suit in cards. The symbol for spade is ♠.