Any game of playing cards is classified as a card game. Hundreds of card games exist in every corner of the world. Poker also comes under card games. Each region, culture has different set of rules but some have standard set of rules. In the 10th century, people in China played with paper cards by shuffling and dealing them. The four deck card that we know today was used in central Asia and later brought to Europe in 14th century. Cards were not for common people them as they were expensive. Cards were hand painted earlier. France’s contribution to the popularity of cards is immense as they gave us the four suits design that is used these days. From France, they became popular in England and from there it reached America. First cards were printed in Germany. By 18th century, Cards were manufactured in US with some modifications. Cards were given varnished surfaces which added to the strength and also provided smoothness while shuffling. Double headed court cards, round surfaces of card, were all refinements done by Americans. Joker was invented in 19th century in America. The backs of the cards also underwent a lot of change. Important landmarks, events, products and ideas were depicted on the card backs. These days, a card is normally made of thick paper, plastic. For convenient handling, the cards are typically palm sized. The backs of the card have the similar design which is identical in all the cards in a deck. The front of the cards has different marking which distinguishes them from each other.