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Play More Cards Day

Get ready to shuffle, deal, and play all day - it's Play More Cards Day! With countless games and endless fun, there's no better way to spend your day.
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February 22
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Get ready to shuffle and deal because February 22 is Play More Cards Day! This unique holiday encourages us to put down our screens and pick up a deck of cards for some good old-fashioned fun. Did you know that playing cards have been around since the 9th century? They were originally used for fortune-telling, but eventually evolved into the games we all know and love today. Whether you prefer poker, blackjack, or crazy eights, there's no better way to spend this day than with friends and family, laughing and connecting over a friendly game of cards. So let's celebrate this timeless pastime on Play More Cards Day!

History of Play More Cards Day

Play More Cards Day Dates

Play More Cards Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cards Originated in China</div><div class='timeline-text'>Playing cards are believed to have originated in China in the ninth century during the Tang dynasty and were initially used for fortune-telling purposes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1300s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cards Arrive in Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Playing cards made their way to Europe through Middle Eastern traders, where they evolved into their current 52-card format in France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Cards Popular in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Immigrants to America brought traditional card games from their home countries, leading to a rise in popularity of playing cards.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1935</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Monopoly's Debut</div><div class='timeline-text'>The iconic board game Monopoly, which utilises cards for chance and community chest, was first published by Parker Brothers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1993</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Magic: The Gathering</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first modern collectible card game, Magic: The Gathering, was published, marking a revolution in card-based games.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Play More Cards Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural Play More Cards Day was celebrated, encouraging more people to engage in socialising and fun through card games.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Play More Cards Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a game night filled with different card games. This is a great way to bond and have fun while celebrating Play More Cards Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own card game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and come up with your own card game. You can even make it a group activity by having everyone contribute their own ideas, making it a unique way to celebrate this day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends together and organize a card game tournament. This can be a fun and competitive way to celebrate Play More Cards Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Teach someone a new card game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the opportunity to teach someone a new card game. Not only will you celebrate Play More Cards Day, but you will also be passing on knowledge and introducing someone to a new game.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play cards for a cause</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Consider hosting a charity event where the entry fee is a donation to a chosen cause. This is a great way to spread awareness and do something good while also celebrating the joy of playing cards.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Play More Cards Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes face-to-face social interaction</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, Play More Cards Day encourages people to put down their devices and spend quality time with others. Playing cards allows for conversation and laughter, creating a more personal and memorable experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>There are countless games to choose from</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From classics like Poker and Blackjack, to newer games like Exploding Kittens - there is a card game for everyone! Play More Cards Day is the perfect opportunity to discover new games and have some fun with friends or family.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's affordable entertainment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Playing cards is a low-cost form of entertainment that can provide hours of fun. All you need is a deck of cards and some willing participants. So why not celebrate Play More Cards Day by hosting a game night with friends?</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts for Play More Cards Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The four suits represent four classes in society</h3><p class='facts-content'>In traditional decks, the four suits represent four classes of people: Hearts symbolize the clergy, Diamonds signify merchants, Clubs represent peasants, and Spades symbolize the nobility.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Playing cards were used for teaching</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the 16th century, European schools used playing cards to teach children lessons in morality and ethics, often representing virtues, vices, and honorable characters.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cards can be more than just a game</h3><p class='facts-content'>Playing cards are used for magic tricks, cardistry - an art form involving fancy shuffling techniques, and even building houses of cards as creative crafts and challenges.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Tarot cards evolved into playing cards</h3><p class='facts-content'>Originally used for fortunetelling and divination in the mid-15th century, Tarot cards eventually developed into a form of playing cards in Europe.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Ace of Spades is a tax stamp</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 18th century England, the Ace of Spades was printed by the government to indicate that tax had been paid on the deck. Its unique design became traditional in English decks.</p></div></div>

Play More Cards Day FAQs

When is Play More Cards Day?

Play More Cards Day is celebrated on February 22 every year. In 2024 Play More Cards Day will occur on a Thursday.

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