Swiss Playing Cards

swiss deck

Just received these interesting playing cards. It’s a set of Swiss playing cards, similar to the German deck. They’re used for playing Jass which is a trick taking game which became really popular there. The suits are bells, shields, acorns and roses. The Jack and Queen are replaced by Under and Ober, and the 10 is replaced with the Banner. The aces have two pips, having originally been deuces.