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Use "cards" in a sentence
"Tarot cards were originally just **playing cards** for card games."
"A game at cards; in a more refined dialect, _old-coat-and-jerkin_; called also _five cards_."
"That, madam, must be your part; you must take a house and see company; in a little while you may keep an assembly, and play at cards as high as you can; and almost all the money that is won must be put into the box, which you must call _paying for the cards_; though it is indeed paying for your candles, your cloaths, your lodgings, and, in short, everything you have."