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Its name derives from a bridge-like game known as tarocchi; what is it?

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Answer: The Tarot

Tarot cards probably originated in Northern Italy during the late 14th century. The oldest existing set - the Visconti-Sforza deck - was produced in about 1440. The cards were used to play a bridge-like game known as tarocchi, which was popular among the Italian nobility.

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C'est ne pas une carte de Tarot

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