The game of 52-card pickup is a game that uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards but usually serves as a practical joke. The first player, as the dealer, throws the entire deck into the air as a practical joke. When the cards land on the floor, the other player must then pick them up. .
Any deck of cards suffices for the game, but it works best with traditional playing cards. Unnecessary cards, such as jokers, may be ceremoniously removed. The game mechanics require at least one player who is familiar with the game and one player who wants to be initiated into the game.
The name, 52-card pickup, has also been used for solitaire versions and legitimate educational children's games that are based on the fundamental principle of picking up scattered cards