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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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Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game.

Final Fantasy VII

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft Tomb Raider 20 Years Commemorative Deck, 2016.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Fable III

“Fable III” playing cards created by Lionhead Studios depicting characters in the role-playing video game published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2010

Fable III

Angry Birds UNO

Angry Birds UNO manufactured in China, 2003.

Angry Birds UNO