Playing Cards Sweden

Sweden

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway, Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel. Sweden has more than 10 million inhabitants in 2022 and is the largest of the Nordic countries, the third-largest country in the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe. Sweden is also a member of the EU, the UN, the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the WTO, and the OECD. Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden, other important cities in Sweden are Göteborg, Helsingborg, Malmö, Uppsala, and Västerås. The currency in Sweden is the Swedish krona (SEK), a result of the Swedes having rejected the euro in a referendum. Between 1820 and 1930, approximately 1.3 million Swedes, a third of the country's population at the time, emigrated to North America, and most of them to the United States of America and Canada.

Svenska spelkort - spelkort Sverige

In Swedish, playing cards are called spelkort. Playing cards have been around in Sweden since the 17th century. Swedish pattern playing cards used to be produced by various foreign playing card factories such as Cartamundi from Belgium, Fournier from Spain and Piatnik from Austria and by the only surviving playing card producer from Sweden Offason AB. These typical Swedish playing cards with Swedish indices like E, Kn, D and K are the same indices as on Scandinavian cards. Nowadays the most sold playing cards in Sweden are the French-suited playing cards or international playing cards ♣.

Card Games in Sweden
Traditional Swedish card games are Femkort, Gurka, Kille, Norrlandsknack, Priffe, Rödskägg, Skitgubbe, Swedish Whist, and Vira. Other popular card games in Sweden today include Kasino, Poker, Rummy, and Whist.

OFFASON AB, a professional Swedish card manufacturer
The only playing card manufacturer in Sweden is OFFASON AB. OFFASON AB was founded in 1965 by Jan-Ove Offason, today his son Christer is CEO of this Swedish playing card company. This Swedish family business has everything from digital prepress to its own design studio. All card games are produced with the most modern technology in the industry and are completed in the family-owned fully automatic production line. All Offason playing cards are made in the highest casino quality. Illustrations and design follow the Swedish and international playing card tradition.

Cartamundi Nordic AB
Cartamundi Nordic is a subsidiary of a global company, Cartamundi, which is headquartered in Belgium. Cartamundi has 14 sales offices, including one in Sweden, and 12 factories around the world. Cartamundi Nordic is located in the town of Kista in Sweden. The sales office in Sweden handles any material related to cards and games. Since 1902 Swedish card lovers play cards with Öbergs playing cards, the Öbergs cards now have a dominant place on the Swedish playing card market. Cartamundi Sweden is keeping Öbergs playing cards very much alive and offers a wide variety of playing cards and card games based on this heritage Swedish brand.

Swedish card lovers also love the playing cards from brands like Bicycle, Cartamundi, COPAG, Fournier, KEM, Piatnik, and USPCC.

Discover our complete range of playing cards for the Swedish market here. The best playing cards in Sweden can be found online at playingcardshop.eu.

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