Tag: playing cards

  • Playing cards and Dominion

    Image via Wikipedia Here’s something geeky: an inventory of my playing cards. Tarock (54 cards) Wiener Veduten Tarock (Piatnik gift set w/ booklet) Nr. 1934 (Piatnik) Nr. 1936 (Piatnik) Das Constitutions Tarock (Piatnik) Cego (ASS) Grazer Tarock (Piatnik) Allerfeinste Kaffeehaus Tarock, nr. 1909 (Piatnik) Luxus Tarock, nr. 1903 (Piatnik) Tarot (78 cards) Versailles (Carta Mundi) […]

  • Bezique

    This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Affiliate links are marked with a €.Breaking the silence… Yesterday I had my first game session since the birth of our #2, Anni. Olli came to visit in the evening for hour or so. I recently bought a copy […]

  • Playing-card review 6: Wilhelm Tell cards

    Wilhelm Tell cards are fairly common in the Central and Eastern Europe: Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, western Romania and southern Tyrol. It is a rather beautiful pattern, full of interesting details. The pack has the German suits: hearts, acorns, leaves and bells. Generally, as far as I know, the packs have […]

  • Playing-card review 6: Piatnik Tarocks

    Piatnik makes some very beautiful 54-card Austrian-style Tarock packs with French suits . The first of my playing-card reviews covered one of them; here are the rest. Start with that review, because the packs are actually all exactly the same on the front. What differs is the back and the presentation. Two of the packs […]

  • Playing-card review 5: Tarock and Schafkopf

    ASS Tarock Schafkopf Club and Piatnik Schafkopf Tarock (no. 182211). These packs (ASS on left, Piatnik on right) have the same Bayerisches Bild pattern with 36 cards. The Bavarian pattern has suits of acorns (Eichel), leaves (Graß), hearts (Herz) and bells (Schellen). The face cards have a king and two officers, Ober and Unter. While […]

  • Playing-card review 4: Piacentine and Napoletane by Modiano and Dal Negro

    This time I’m taking a look at some Italian regional packs. I happen to have two copies of the Piacentine pack by different makers, which offers some comparison possibilities. Italy has 16 different regional packs, which are divided to four different styles: northern Latin suits, southern Latin suits, French suits and German suits. Both Piacentine […]

  • More playing-cards

    Modiano was kind enough to send me some sample packs, so more playing-card reviews are coming up!

  • Playing-card review 3: Doppelkopf packs by ASS and Piatnik

    This time I’m taking a look at some Doppelkopf packs. These packs have 48 cards, but they are actually made of two 24-card packs. Thus, the packs have A, K, Q, J, 10, 9 in each suit twice. Doppelkopf is a very good game, developed from Schafkopf. In Doppelkopf, or Doko as it’s also known, […]

  • Cards from Piatnik

    I have good news for those of you who have enjoyed my playing-card reviews: I just placed an order to Piatnik, I’m getting 17 of their packs. Tarock, mostly, but also several different European regional packs. You see, I asked around for cards to review and Piatnik’s Finnish agent replied. I didn’t get anything for […]

  • Playing-card review 2: Modiano Tarocco Siciliano, Noblet Tarot de Marseille

    This time I’m taking a look at some Tarot packs that are perhaps better suited for enjoyment as art, not as playing-cards. Modiano Tarocco Siciliano. The first thing one notices is the small size. The cards are as wide as typical Bridge cards, but even shorter. Thus, they are a lot smaller than Tarot cards […]