The shaping of European regions into the countries that formed in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century restricted varieties of regional patterns. However, we still find several specific models of decks in popular use in specific areas. The Venetian design (one of the oldest known) and that of Bologna, as well as several others, are still popular in Italy today. Munich and Berlin have their own specific designs, differing from each other and from the cards of other regions. Although restricted to a small region, the Swiss from Zurich and the surrounding area still play the game of Jass. The game is of Dutch origin, but played with a specific deck with a unique suit system, designs and structure. In France, a national standard established in the nineteenth century is recognized as peculiar to the country.
But it was the city of Rouen, in northern France, which gave us the deck design that is in common use today.