CHARTA BELLICA (Lat. War Playing Cards) are special kinds of 56 playing cards with the coats of arms of the Hungarian, German, Turkish and Polish nations for suits. All the cards portray late 16th century court officials, soldiers or citizens from contemporary prints, cuts and paintings. The individual cards numbered from 1 to 10 are marked with Roman numbers, to be overtrumped by queens, kings and capital cityscapes of the four nations, respectively, while priests are seen for aces. They lend themselves for any traditional game of cards as corresponding to the four traditional suits (of hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds).
archetypes of Charta
Bellica are 15th century court
cards called Hofamterspiel of the
Kunsthistorisches Museum in
Vienna, also with (Hungarian, German, Bohemian and French) coats of
equivalents of the four traditional suits.
Charta Bellica can be ordered via e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
It may be
collected on appointment made via e-mail or C.O.D. (cash on delivery)
case of 1 or 2
packs: 1000 HUF in Hungary, 3000 HUF (11,5 EURO) to other countries
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In order to make playing easier, cards of the Piatnik version are provided with traditional suits, too, which rendered Roman numbering unnecessary. Changes in card size and scale relations required those in compostition so as to displace coats of arms as well as lettering sometimes. Jokers as priests have been replaced by the four coats of arms,and the pack has been reduced to 54 cards.
|The issue INTEGRAL:
This kind of Charta Bellica to range with the original issue, but the size of this version is smaler, and the pages are thicker.
With two new rules in English, German and Hungarian.
be ordered via e-mail from
3000 HUF (11,5 EURO) to other countries
Time of delivery: 2-3 days in Europe, 1 week to other countries
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