Everyone around the world knows what playing cards are, but where do playing cards originate from? People play with cards for more than 800 years. Whether playing cards were invented in China, Persia, or Egypt many countries such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany claim to be the inventors of playing cards, but that is far from certain. The precise origin from playing cards still remains a mystery. But one thing is certain by the end of the 14th century playing cards had appeared in Europe.

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On this playing card page you will find playing cards from around Europe and the most important playing card countries in the world like Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey, and the USA.

National and regional playing cards

Different countries, regions and languages also mean different card game cultures. Playing cards are available in a wide variety of styles depending from which country or even from which region they come and what their purpose is. For example, playing cards are made as promotional items, or intended as souvenirs, or a special card game. Aside from these aspects, playing card decks can include a wide variety of regional and national patterns which often have different deck sizes. Many nations and regions have their own playing cards with their own unique artwork, pattern, suits and number of cards. At we take national and regional preferences into account and offer a wide range of international playing cards from various countries and continents such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, China, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United States of America.

International playing cards
Of course any deck of playing cards from a specific country or region would make a great gift for everyone, but for those card lovers more interested in specific playing cards from a certain country please do check out one of the categories below. At you will find international playing cards from all over the world from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan to the USA and all of Europe from countries such as Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Holland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. With so many different country playing cards to choose from, pick the best deck of cards that suits you!

Did you know that all international playing cards are delivered directly from stock from our central warehouse located in the Netherlands.