Many card games were played in or near period. In the late 1300s, the use of playing cards spread rapidly across Europe. The first widely accepted references to cards are in 1371 in Spain, in 1377 in Switzerland, and, in 1380, they are referenced in many locations including Florence, Paris, and Barcelona. More at wikipedia:Playing card.
Reproduction sets of cards
- http://www.piatnik.com/english/playcards/index.html or their US distributer
- http://www.landesmuseum-stuttgart.de/cgi-bin/hilites_bin/hl.php?nr=84 from a Swiss deck of c.1430: The suits are ducks, falcons, dogs, and deer.