Hearts (French: Cœur, German: Herz) is one of the four suits in playing cards of both the French deck and the German deck. However, the symbol is slightly different: in a French deck and in a German-suited deck.
In Bridge, for which in Germany the French deck is common, it is called by its French name, Cœur. In games using German-suited cards the suit of Hearts is often called "Red" (Rot). In the game of Watten, the King of Hearts is the highest Trump.
The heart typically has a form of cardioid, the lower part of which ends in a point. The symbol is drawn with its tip down, the two lobes of the cardioid pointing upwards. Generally, the hearts are coloured red.
The gallery below shows a suit of Hearts from a German suited deck of 32 cards. The pack is of the Saxonian pattern:
|Symbol||Unicode||Entity in HTML|
|♥||U+2665 BLACK HEART SUIT|
|♡||U+2661 WHITE HEART SUIT|
|Example from Dingbats for one of the other forms of heart:|
|❤||U+2764 HEAVY BLACK HEART|
- Dummett, Michael (1980). The Game of Tarot. London: Duckworth. pp. 10–32.
- K. McDonell (13 February 2007). "The Shape of My Heart - Where did the ubiquitous Valentine's symbol come from?". Slate.