The International Playing-Card Society

Calendar of Coming Events

Please note: Although we try to keep this information as up to date and accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee that all events will take place as listed here. For confirmation you should contact the organisers at the contact address given for each event. Please send any corrections, updates or additions to this calendar to Christian de Ryck at

For clarity, meetings and exhibitions are now shown in separate lists.

Date and PlaceEventDetailsContact
11 April 2014
Lucca (Italy)
Italian meeting at the museum Incontri al museo - venerdi 11 aprile 2014, ore 17 - Museo nazionale di Palazzo Mansi
Giochi di carte: minchiate e tarocchi nella Lucca del Settecento. A seguire una demostrazione pratica del gioco delle minchiate a cura di Nazario Renzoni.

In this event, one of a series of events during the year in order to show some of the objects from their collections, a beautiful deck of Minchiate Fiorentine, made in Lucca in the 1700s will be exhibited. The inauguration will take place in the Museum (Palazzo Mansi) at 5 pm. Dr. Nicola Antonio De Giorgio will open with a "history of playing in Lucca and the Minchiate deck". Following this Nazario Renzoni will talk about the play of the game of Minchiate and will organize a game. Finally we will meet in a local restaurant where we may also trade and play cards following a typical Tuscan dinner.

Alexandra Muller
12 April 2014
Zandhoven (Belgium)
World Whist meeting and world championship Het wereldkampioenschap WIEZEN 2014 gaat door in Zandhoven op 12 april 2014. (België)
Freddy Verhuizen
26 April 2014
Pratt's Hotel, Bath, UK
EPCS Meeting The main meeting of the year (includes a short AGM) to which all IPCS members are invited.

This year's theme is The Great War (WW I), with a talk on that subject and the release of the EPCS WW1 Deck, and the new Elaine Lewis WW1 Transformation Deck. Good food & drink. Please email the secretary for more details, and if attending.

Barney Townshend
3 May 2014
"The Centre Page", 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Paul's, London
IPCS Council Meeting Meet for refreshments at 1.00 and for the meeting to start when everyone is ready. You can see the menus on the web site Ann Smith
19 to 21 September 2014
Berlin, Germany
IPCS Convention Details to be annouced.

17 to 19 October 2014
Tomelloso (Ciudad Real), Spain
ASESCOIN meeting Asamblea General de ASESCOIN con una sesión de intercambio y la cena de clausura.
El lugar elegido para los actos es la Posada de los Portales, muy cerca del Hotel Paloma Tomelloso (+34 926 513 300,
Apartado de correos 269
28920 Alcorcon (Madrid)

  Date and Place Exhibition Details Location / Contact
poster From 20 September 2013 to 26 January 2014,

La Tour-de-Peilz, Canton Vaud, Switzerland

Le Tarot révélé: Jeu et divination

(Tarot revealed: Game and Fortune-telling)
Né en Italie, au XVe siècle, sous la forme d'un jeu de cartes raffiné, le jeu a conquis progressivement l'Europe. La Suisse paraît avoir accueilli le tarot dès le milieu du XVIe siècle. Ce n'est qu'à la fin du XVIIIe siècle que l'on a trouvé des vertus divinatoires à ces cartes devenues étranges. Le jeu n'en a pas moins continué sa carrière, parfois avec des cartes et des règles modernisées. Dès l'apparition du tarot, le côté artistique des cartes qui sont soigneusement dessinées, imprimées et colorées fascine. De nos jours encore, les artistes s'inspirent du jeu de tarot pour des créations originales. C'est cette histoire complexe que le Musée du Jeu entend présenter à travers sa nouvelle exposition temporaire. Musée Suisse du Jeu

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