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Playing cards &
card games of Hungary

Recognise these suits? Want to play "Ulti"?

When you hear "Magyar kártya" or "Hungarian playing cards" do you know what that means? Here is an introduction into the special playing cards so popular in Hungary, but not widely known around the world.

This playing card deck was designed and first produced by József Schneider, a playing cards manufacturer in the 1830's in Budapest.

The deck is also called Tell-cards, because the figurative cards feature figures from the Schiller's drama "Wilhelm Tell", and the swiss folk tale about Tell.
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Today it is manufactured and sold outside of Hungary in Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.

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Buy a deck of these ornate playing cards in my store
Read the rules of Hungarian card games

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