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Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe homes around 700,000 inhabitants in 2023. Luxembourg is bordered by Belgium, Germany and France; it has been an EU member country since January 1958 and founding member of the Benelux Union, the Benelux is a cooperation of three neighboring states: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The official languages in Luxembourg are Luxembourgish, French, and German! Luxembourg also known as Luxembourg City is the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the country's most populous commune. Luxembourg City is famous for being Europe’s most powerful investment management centre.

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Playing cards can be found all over Luxembourg with some popular brands being ASS Altenburger, Bicycle, COPAG, Piatnik, and theory11. The first trace of playing cards in Luxembourg is from a 1379 account book of Johanna, Duchess of Brabant and the Duke of Luxembourg where it states "four peters and two florins, worth eight and a half sheep, for the purchase of decks of cards" which shows that playing cards were used as a form of currency just like in Canada! Although some German and Belgian card games are played, Luxembourg also has its own card game (Luxembourgish: Kaartespill) tradition; it seems that the characteristic card games are: Konter a Matt/Kontra a Matt/Konter a Midd which is a Luxembourgish trick-taking card game played by four players, Mënsch which is similar to the Canadian card game Mensch, Kujong which is a version of the Belgian card game Cuillon, and Zwéck which is a gambling card game in which three cards are dealt to each player.

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