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Tempete sur l'Echiquier. Pack of cards that change chess rules when played. French original version of Knightmare Chess. Lots of fun.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
George Duke wrote on 2008-07-18 UTC
Cards and Chess. Camel is interesting. Elsewhere, there is shaky documentation that modern playing cards came from Chess transposed. King, Queen, Jack or Joker or both as Knight and Bishop, ten-spot Rook, and the Pawns became the non-face single numeral cards. It appears the first modern playing cards were New Years 969 A.D., soon after ''Chess'' began to spread.

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