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Discipline playing cards

Memorise playing cards

It is the same procedure we already used for the discipline numbers: We have to transform each single card into a picture.
In this case it is helpful to divide the four "colours" in categories.

Colour Category Explanation
Karo Circus a rhomb on the clown's costume
Herz human being every human being has a heart
Pik Nature spades is similar to a leafe.
Kreuz church and court the cross is the symbol of the church

Now the numbers of the cards have to be transformed into images. Here is one example: in a circus, 8 is similar to beanbag (8 of Diamonds), for human beings,, 8 is similar to a pair of glasses (8 of Hearts), in nature it is similar to a snowman (8 of Spades) and at the court, 8 is similar to handcuffs (8 of Clubs). The Court cards (knave, queen, king) are considered as persons. The knave is always very young and kittenish, the queen is a woman and the king is a man.

This is my proposal for the card system. During training, you will see these pictures if you place a hook at "assistance". This is very helpful at the beginning! Step by step you can create your own system under "My memocamp".

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diamond

Tent

Keystone

Curtains

Chair

Unicycle

Lasso

Whip

Juggling Balls

Balloon

Drum

Clown

Tightrope walker

Ringmaster
heart

Hat

Ear

Breast

Nose

Hand

Sex

Poor

Glasses

big belly

Bed

Baby

Nurse

Doctor
spade

fir tree

Swan

Snail

Stork

Turtle

Snake

Giraffe

Snowman

Elephant

Flower

Monkey

Goat

Leo
club

Steeple

Bell

Key

Pickaxe

Pebbles

Monk

Pistol

Handcuffs

Death

Bible

Thief

Nun

Judge

When it comes to the memorisation procedure, you need a "journey" and the card images. Note: The journey is always in the same order and the images of the cards always have the same meaning! The first card is located on the first journey point.

Here is an example:
We need our "Samplehousejourney" for the memorisation process. The first journey point is stove. If the first card is 6 of Spades, we link the snake to the stove.Now we have to make a little story out of it. The snake lives on the stove. It is always very cold and therefore the stove must be on medium temperature. If the temperature is too high, our snake starts sizzling. So you have to be careful with the temperature.

Memorise playing cards: Playing cards sprint

The aim is to memorise a 52 card deck (Poker, Rommé, Canasta) as quickly as possible. For the discipline speed cards, the time limit is 5 minutes. If you finish earlier, the time will be taken into consideration. To recall the order of the cards, you will get a second deck of cards you have to put in the same order as the first deck of cards. You will have 5 minutes. To facilitate the procedure at the beginning, there are different levels according to your personal training level. You will have 3 cards at the beginning and up to 52 cards in the end. Then the time limit will be reduced. You will find a list with the different levels below.

The evaluation is based on competition rules, meaning that everything is taken into consideration until the first error. If you memorised 30 cards but you made a mistake at card 12, only 11 cards are taken into consideration. If a mistake is made, the time of memorisation will be increased to 5 minutes, even if you only needed 2 minutes.

For the advanced levels and championship participants, there are also the following disciplines: Memorising cards for 10, 30 and 60 minutes. This disciplines are part of the German Memory Championship and the World Memory Championship.

These are the different levels:

Level<=5 minAddition10 minAddition30 minAddition60 minAddition
130130260260
250260520520
3100390780780
415052010407826
52005213104267852
62505226104527878
7300523910478104104
83505252104104182130
94006552130104260156
104507852156104338182
115209152208104416208
12270s30s10452260104546234
13240s60s10465286130624260
14210s90s11765390130702286
15180s120s13065494130832312
16150s150s14365650130962338
17120s180s286787281561092364
1890s210s468529361561378390
1960s240s5205211441561664416
2015s285s13521561950442
Level<=5 minAddition30 minAddition60 minAddition
130100260
250200520
3100310780
415015267826
5200391311713
6250651314313
7300782615626
83501042618226
94001302623426
104501562628626
115201822631252
12270s30s2082636452
13240s60s2213939078
14210s90s2473944278
15180s120s2733949478
16150s150s2993954678
17120s180s3253959878
1890s210s3773970278
1960s240s41652780104
2030s270s46852884104
Level<=5 minAddition30 minAddition60 minAddition
130100520
2502001040
31003101300
41504101560
52005201820
625062019513
730072020826
835083023426
940093023452
10450104023478
11520114028678
12270s30s124033878
13240s60s135039078
14210s90s145044278
15180s120s156049478
16150s150s182054678
17120s180s208059878
1890s210s208075478
1960s240s2600832104
2030s270s3120936104