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Modern Swiss-German Pattern

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000.

The Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000, also known as “Jass” after the name of the game played with the cards. The intention was to replace the traditional Swiss pattern with a modern design produced digitally with 3D effects, but this was not accepted by card players who tend to have conservative tastes. Indeed, the figures have lost their individuality due to the cloning process. The 10s have a large flag, or ‘banner’, rather than 10 individual suit symbols, which is inherited from 14th and 15th century cards.

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000 Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000

Above: Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000. 36 cards in box.

Modern Swiss-German Pattern by AGMüller, c.2000
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By Simon Wintle

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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