Offasons began producing cards on a small scale in 1965. The idea for the first Swedish deck from Offason was born in 1990. Offason AB produced everything from graphics to family games, so the next logical step was to redesign the Swedish deck of cards. Illustrator and designer Åke Arenhill produced 12 beautiful portraits with detailed clothing in 16th century style. The deck was named “Beau” which means beautiful in French.