Unusual Cards – level 2

27-01-2021 07:00

Indy Mellink is a 23-year-old psychology student and designer who created unusual cards.

Last summer, she was explaining a game to her cousin, and she asked herself why a king ranked more than a queen on playing cards. She thought that it was important to make people see that in history, men were always more important than women.

Mellink got an idea to make cards which would have no images of men and women on them. She made cards where there were gold, silver and bronze bars instead of a king, queen and jack.

Mellink tested the cards and she sold around 1,500 packs. Some players said that they never thought about the different situation of men and women when they played cards. They did not think that a king was more important than a queen.

Difficult words: rank (to have a position or level), bar (a long piece of wood or metal), jack (a playing card which shows a soldier).

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