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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987. • Sep 05, 2016

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Asterix Abenteuer

Asterix Adventure quartet game by ASS, 1989. • Apr 01, 2021

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Jeu de Cartes “Bretagne” conveying their cultural identity. • Sep 28, 2014