Five Suit Bridge was invented in Vienna in 1937 by Walter W. Marseille and Dr. Paul Stern.
Animal suited playing cards engraved by the Master of the Playing Cards, Germany, c.1455
Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016
A brief survey of the different types of standard cards to be found in Continental Europe.
Playing Cards have been around in Europe since the 1370s. Some early packs were hand painted works of art which were expensive and affordable only by the wealthy. But as demand increased cheaper methods of production were discovered so that playing cards became available for everyone...