Germany - A.S.S.

A.S.S. is now part of the CARTA MUNDI (of Belgium) empire. The stock range has been rationalised to the extent that only a handful of the standard pattern packs previously produced now remain in print. In particular, the A.S.S. versions of the Italian regional pattern packs are disappearing rapidly.

See the front page of the standard regional patterns catalogue (click 'Regional' on the banner above) for more details about the growth of the CARTA MUNDI empire.

Click on the picture or the title of the pack to see more information and more pictures where available. From the item page, use the underlined links to find more packs from the same publisher or on the same subject.

Aloisius Skat - patience size by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10245 Aloisius Skat - patience size 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10245

N.B. This pack has only 32 cards so is unsuitable for many games.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 44 x 65 mm

32 cards 

£2.50

  Alt-Berlin 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 13026
  £6.50
TWIN PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 13026DBL
£12.50


Altonaer Museum by A.S.S., 1984 - Cat Ref 10281 Altonaer Museum 
by A.S.S., 1984
Cat Ref: 10281
Standard Berliner pattern courts, but with non-standard Aces depicting items from the Altonaer Museum, Hamburg.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all four corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Augsburg - Stadt der Fugger und Welser by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10314 Augsburg - Stadt der Fugger und Welser 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10314

** ONLY FIVE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Courts are single-figure representations of named historical figures in rich costumes. Illustrated Latin mottoes on Aces. Various advertising backs.

32 cards + title card 

£4.25

Bahlsen Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11922 Bahlsen Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11922

** 17 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Courts and Aces show cartoon style non-standard designs.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

?? 32 cards ?? 

£4.25

Bremer Stadtmusikanten by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10275 Bremer Stadtmusikanten 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10275
Based on a fairy story. Jacks are animals, other courts are Bremen figures. Ships on Jokers. All in black and white.

52 cards + 2 Jokers 

£5.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10275DBL
£10.00


Chappi Partners Playing Cards by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10315 Chappi Partners Playing Cards 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10315
Heads of dogs replace traditional figures on court cards. Re-issue of the pack known previously as FROLIC.

Backs carry advert for dog food.

32 cards + 1 additional card

(See also no. 10288) 

£4.00

Fussball Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10227 Fussball Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10227

Humorous designs by Wilhelm Hartung caricaturing German football stars of the 1970's.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

GdP by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 12496 GdP 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 12496
Non-standard advertising pack for a European police organisation. Comic courts show policemen and women from France, Germany, Italy and GB.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96204) 

£4.25

Glas-Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10247 Glas-Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10247

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 90.5 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Grosso Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10254 Grosso Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10254

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Hansaplast by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11637 Hansaplast 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11637

** 19 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, D, B, A in all 4 corners

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Häschen-Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10230 Häschen-Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10230

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards 

£4.00

  Hut AB! 
by A.S.S. for Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, 1993
Cat Ref: 12583
Attractive quartet game featuring paintings of different periods all to be found in the Art Gallery in Karlsruhe. Each set of four identified by an item of headgear picked out of one of the paintings in the set. Without suits.

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96206) 

£4.25

Iduna by A.S.S - Cat Ref 12497 Iduna 
by A.S.S
Cat Ref: 12497

** ONLY FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for a Hamburg building society. Court cards depict pigs heavily disguised to look something like standard Berliner pattern courts.

Indices K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96207) 

£4.25

  Kaiserkarte 
by ASS
Cat Ref: 10220

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£5.75
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10220DBL
£10.50


Karlchen by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10307 Karlchen 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10307

** 23 DOUBLE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Pink puppet-mascot of RTL Plus (cable TV programme) depicted in 13 different poses.

Indices K, D, B, A.

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£5.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10307DBL
£10.00


Kids Mau Mau by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 14210 Kids Mau Mau 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 14210
Children's card game comprising standard North German (or Berliner) pattern designs in the centre of each card with coloured indices in the four corners, one colour per suit.

Two sets of indices, one traditional (K, D, B, A), the other specially for the game (K, D, and other coloured symbols and numbers)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 title/rule card in German only 

£2.00

Kiess by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11720 Kiess 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11720

** 15 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, D, B, A in all 4 corners

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards 

£4.25

Kodak Express Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11848 Kodak Express Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11848

** 13 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for Kodak Express. Court cards carry cartoon illustrations.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

?? 32 cards ?? 

£4.25

  Liebe Ist - patience size 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10224

N.B. This pack has only 32 cards so is unsuitable for many games.

32 cards 

£2.00

Liebe Ist . . . by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10255 Liebe Ist . . . 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10255

** ONLY FOUR PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Love is ... cartoons with captions in German. Advertising backs.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in 2 corners only)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards 

£4.00

  Loriot 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10225

52 cards + 3 Jokers 

£5.75
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 10225DBL
£10.50


Mainzelmännchen Mau Mau by A.S.S., 2004 - Cat Ref 14208 Mainzelmännchen Mau Mau 
by A.S.S., 2004
Cat Ref: 14208

** ONLY TWO PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Children's game pack suitable for playing Mau Mau or a quartet game. Each suit printed in a different colour.

Cards numbered from 1 to 7 only

Size: 65 x 100 mm

28 cards + 3 different Jokers + 2 title/rule cards in German only 

£2.50

Management by Potatoes by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11636 Management by Potatoes 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11636

** 18 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

 

£4.50

Medicin by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 12499 Medicin 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 12499

** ONLY SIX PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for a hospital in the Saarland. Courts show medical personnel. Non-standard suits, including syringes (see additional images).

Indices K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96213) 

£4.50

Michelin by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11719 Michelin 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11719

** 13 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for Michelin tyres. Michelin man on all four Aces.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.50

Modern Jass by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10248 Modern Jass 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10248

Funny modern designs by Fredy Sigg. Swiss suits.

Size: 57 x 89 mm

36 cards 

£4.00

Novell Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11850 Novell Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11850

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

?? 32 cards ??

AKA 4549 

£4.25

Original Skatgeld der Stadt Altenburg by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10289 Original Skatgeld der Stadt Altenburg 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10289

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Reproduction of the emergency money of 1921. Designed by Otto Pech.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Pillhuhn Skat - patience size by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10246 Pillhuhn Skat - patience size 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10246

N.B. This pack has only 32 cards so is unsuitable for many games.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 44 x 65 mm

32 cards 

£2.50

Polit-Poker (1990) by A.S.S., 1990 - Cat Ref 10270 Polit-Poker (1990) 
by A.S.S., 1990
Cat Ref: 10270
Black and white caricatures of world leaders by the artist Bubec. Fifth edition of this popular pack. Politicians include Carlos Menem, Pérez de Cuéllar and R. von Weizsäcker.

52 cards + 2 Jokers + 1 additional card 

£5.00

  Polit-Poker (1991) 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10271
  £5.00

Porzer Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11849 Porzer Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11849

** ONLY 12 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

?? 32 cards ?? 

£4.00

Postillion Skat by A.S.S - Cat Ref 10313 Postillion Skat 
by A.S.S
Cat Ref: 10313
Non-standard advertising pack for the German Post Office (500 years) featuring uniforms of postillions from 1800 to 1855. All male figures on courts.

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.50

Protective by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 12501 Protective 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 12501
Non-standard advertising pack. Courts, Aces and Jokers show models wearing different types of clothing, e.g. protective wear and thermal undergarments. Spade pips replaced by caps, diamond pips replaced by fingerless gloves.

Indices: K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

52 cards + 3 Jokers

(AKA 96215) 

£5.00

Putzmeister by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11633 Putzmeister 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11633

** 22 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for Putzmeister, one of the leading global providers of concrete pumps, tunnel machines, industrial pumps, mortar machines and professional high-pressure cleaners. Kings and Jacks have humorous depictions of elephants.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.50

Saarberg by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 12502 Saarberg 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 12502
Non-std advertising pack. Courts and Aces feature old miners' formal costumes dating from 1769-1850.

Indices K, D, B, A. (in 2 corners on courts and all 4 on pips)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card

(AKA 96216) 

£4.25

Saarberg 1984 (?) by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11786 Saarberg 1984 (?) 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11786

** ONLY SEVEN PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Sculptures, figurines and other artworks featuring miners.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in 2 corners on court cards), 10, 9, 8, 7 (in 4 corners on pip cards)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 blank card 

£4.25

Saarberg Skat by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10278 Saarberg Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10278

** ONLY NINE PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Non-standard advertising pack for Saarberg Co., showing fossilised ferns on courts and Aces.

32 cards 

£4.00

  Schwäbisch Hall 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10235

32 cards 

£4.00

Skat Dusseldorfer Jonges by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 10258 Skat Dusseldorfer Jonges 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10258

Indices: K, D, B, A in 2 corners only

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

Sport ist Mord / Brian Bagnall by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11845 Sport ist Mord / Brian Bagnall 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11845

** ONLY FIVE DOUBLE PACKS AND ONE SINGLE PACK LEFT IN STOCK **

Caricatures by cartoonist Brian Bagnall (1921-2004) of people engaged in different sports.

Indices: K, D, B, A (in all 4 corners)

Size: 59 x 91 mm

52 cards + 3 different Jokers 

£5.50
DOUBLE PACK OF THE ABOVE ITEM
Cat Ref: 11845DBL
£10.00


Stadtwerke Trier by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 11634 Stadtwerke Trier 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 11634

** ONLY 10 PACKS LEFT IN STOCK **

Indices: K, D, B, A in all 4 corners

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card 

£4.00

  Teldec 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10240

32 cards 

£4.25

Ültje by A.S.S. - Cat Ref 12503 Ültje 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 12503

** ONLY ONE PACK LEFT IN STOCK - TUCK BOX TORN **

Non-standard advertising pack having colourful, childlike designs (many appearing to have cats' whiskers), repeated in each suit. French suits.

Indices K, D, B, A.

Size: 59 x 91 mm

32 cards + 1 additional card (AKA 96219) 

£4.25

  Wild und Hund Skat 
by A.S.S.
Cat Ref: 10242

32 cards 

£4.00