There are so many card games today where you choose a card at random from a deck of cards to create an event. This is the feature of every card game today because you have to choose a card at random and once you choose a card it becomes an event. So in this article, I am going to walk you through a tutorial on how to pick a random card using Python.
Pick a Random Card using Python
To pick a random card using Python you first have to store all the cards in a data structure. So before storing a card in a data structure let’s understand what types of cards are there in a deck of cards. Below is a table that shows the type of cards present in a deck of cards:
|1 King||1 King||1 King||1 King|
|1 Queen||1 Queen||1 Queen||1 Queen|
|1 Jack||1 Jack||1 Jack||1 Jack|
|1 Ace||1 Ace||1 Ace||1 Ace|
|2-10 Cards||2-10 Cards||2-10 Cards||2-10 Cards|
|Total = 13||Total = 13||Total = 13||Total = 13|
So according to the above table, a deck of cards have four sets of cards including hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds. These sets of cards are known as suites, each suite has thirteen cards which starts from 2 to 10 and then are continued with Jack, Queen, king and Ace in each suite.
So to pick a random card from a deck of cards, I will create two Python lists:
- one for storing the suits
- another for storing the ranks of cards.
So below is how we can write a Python program to pick a random card:
Output: The ['Jack'] of ['Diamonds']
So this is how we can write a Python program to draw a random card from a deck of cards. You can also implement the same strategy for creating a complete card game. I hope you liked this article on how to draw a random card using Python. Feel free to ask your valuable questions in the comments section below.