Historical Trapulka Playing Cards, Venetian Pattern


How could one imagine that 2020 might be the best year for the advancement of playing cards. Indeed nothing better than a good old lockdown to take up traditional hobbies. Consider this 16th century Trapulka game for two players, one of the lesser known trick-taking games (such as Belote, Tarot or Bridge), for a bit of entertainment. 

This deck of 36 cards includes playing instructions. Popular in Central Europe circa 1600, trick-taking games are making a huge comeback, so don't let a couple centuries phase you. 

A natural progression for our shop and our love of paper, given the parallel narrative between card manufacturing and decorative paper making both utilising the craft knowledge of woodblock print.  

36 cards