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Satirical 16th Century German Playing Cards

by Rose & Pentagram Design

Category: Board & War Games, Dice & Supplies
Genre: Card Game - Family
Product Line: Cards, Dice & Dice Games
Publish Date: 2012
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2148426250 Ziplock MINT/New

Nicknamed the "poop deck" by some historical hobbyists, this will be our own replica of a satirical deck of cards dating from 1545 and designed by the German artist Peter Flötner. It used traditional German suits as well as "unter" and uber" figures rather than jacks and queens, and omits aces. 48-card decks were commonly used for a trick-taking game "Karnoffel." It was played mostly by the lower classes, and some naughty or satirical images on this deck reflect the game's lower class origins (the name Karnoffel itself translates as "hernia") It includes several satirical images such a monk vomiting, scenes of farting, spanking and "excreting". The back are blank as was most common for early playing cards.

Includes an insert with the rules for the game Karnoffel.

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