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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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La Ducale

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Eurotrotter

Eurotrotter by La Ducale, c.1980s.

Eurotrotter

Astérix

Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987.

Astérix

Marché 7 Familles

“Marché 7 Familles” Happy Families card game published by France Cartes

Marché 7 Familles

Cartes Catalanes

Cartes Catalanes are used in a small area in the Eastern Pyrenées region of Southern France.

Cartes Catalanes