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BaSL wrote:
Ah. Weird. Suits in all four corners seem to be the standard over here.
FWIW in Poland they are in 2 corners, not all 4 corners. Apparently it varies from country to country.
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I was gonna try and prove you wrong there, but it seems you're right .





For all others, these are considered the traditional Dutch standard playing cards. They're beautiful, aren't they?

They've got the best Jokers, too!

 
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Might be a manufacturer's thing? Most cards probably come from CartaMundi here?
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Yes.

But if I'm not mistaken, Carta Mundi is, like, worldwide. I don't think they've got our beautiful aces anywhere else, though ^^.
 
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How could anyone ever use these cards for anything? They're ugly, garish, and not at all suited to playing actual card games?

And this really does read like an ad.
 
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For all others, these are considered the traditional Dutch standard playing cards. They're beautiful, aren't they?
Is the designation of B (Boer), H (Vrouw), and H (Heer) instead of J (Jack), Q (Queen), and K (King) unique to the Netherlands, or are there other countries that use the same names?

And for locals used to the Dutch nomenclature, are the names used on an American-style deck like the Pipmen World deck still familiar enough for Dutch people to use cards with J/Q/K/A?

 
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Other countries that use dutch names?
 
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Belgium

But yes, we also have the J/Q/K/A cards.

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BaSL wrote:
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No, Belgium uses the French layout, even in the Dutch speaking part.
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As far as I know (I sorta collect decks, and work in the town of Carta Mundi - visited the Card Museum a lot) the 2 corners or 4 corners thing depends on the style.

Anglo: 2 corners
French: 4 corners
Dutch: 4 corners
Mediteranean: 2 corners + the border is "striped" in such a manner to indicate which suit it is. (note that Mediterranean style is inconsistent)
German: 4 corners (?) (note that German style is inconsistent)
Chinese: cards don't have corners

I have no idea which style they use in Poland.

Edit: the joker above is the cartamundi logo/joker, and yes the Dutch style has the best aces!
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Italian card typically don't have corner markings at all.
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EndersGame wrote:
Derang3d wrote:
Is the designation of B (Boer), H (Vrouw), and H (Heer) instead of J (Jack), Q (Queen), and K (King) unique to the Netherlands, or are there other countries that use the same names?

And for locals used to the Dutch nomenclature, are the names used on an American-style deck like the Pipmen World deck still familiar enough for Dutch people to use cards with J/Q/K/A?


They'd be akin to Farmer, Lady and Lord, although Boer might refer to the South African Boers[Citation needed], as they're more accurately Mercenaries. I doubt other nations would have that connection .

Well, I recall changing over between the familiar BVHA to JQKA was quite weird. I had no problem with the King and Queen but the Jack tripped me up somehow.

I really like this thread, teaches me many new things . Also, yeah, it kinda read like an ad, but it was easy enough to see your boundless enthousiasm caused that. I've been known to do the same ^^'.

Edit: Found this place. Better images .
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Geert Vinaskov wrote:
BaSL wrote:
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No, Belgium uses the French layout, even in the Dutch speaking part.
R/D/V/1: Roi, Dame, Voisin, 1

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A new Kickstarter has just started for a FULL ART version of the Pipmen World deck, including a gorgeous wrap-around tuck box:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/585926215/pipmen-world-...

Looks amazing!

 
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