Spanish playing cards, or barajas, are used to play traditional games like Mus, Brisca and Truco. They not only are popular in Spain, but also in many Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, and in the Philippines as well. Fournier is the leading manufacturer of playing cards in Spain and accordingly these are the only genuine Spanish cards sold in the United States. The deck includes 40 cards with blue backs, packaged in a cardboard tuckbox. Buy real Spanish playing cards now and keep your traditions alive from generation to generation.
Here at Playing Cards and Games, we know that our customers love discovering new games that are a little different from most popular American games. For instance, many people are unfamiliar with Spanish playing cards, which are also called “barajas.” However, they are popular throughout much of the rest of the world, particularly in Spain, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.
How Are Spanish Cards Different?
Our Fournier Spanish cards are very different than a regular deck of cards you’ll see in use in most American gaming halls. Traditional decks, also called Anglo-French decks, have 52 cards and 4 suits—hearts, diamonds, clubs, and spades. Our Fournier 1-40 Spanish Playing Cards, on the other hand, have 40 cards and utilize 4 suits: clubs, cups, swords, and coins.
Spanish Playing Card Accessories
We offer a variety of Spanish playing cards for you to choose from, as well as other add-on products that may be used in conjunction with the cards. For example:
- Our set of 20 Amarrakos (tokens) is designed to be played with Spanish decks.
- Our Fournier Toro Mus Set is a collection of Spanish cards, tokens, special metal chips, and a green felt playing surface.
Learn to Play
If you are ready to learn how to use Spanish playing cards, order them today. Have more questions? Fill out our website’s online contact form and we’ll answer you as quickly as possible!