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St. Gallen ordinance ignores cards

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

Tags 1364 games 14th century history early references

1364, St. Gallen, Switzerland. A local ordinance forbids dice, allows board games, and leaves the subject of cards untouched. (M. Dummett and S. Mann. The game of Tarot: from Ferrara to Salt Lake City. Duckworth, 1980.) This is often cited as the date before which cards could not have been known in Europe.