History of Chemin de Fer
Chemin de Fer according to scholars is a game that dates back to the Middle Ages, a period in which it was not yet played with the French cards but with the tarot cards, the particular cards used to predict the future.
At the time, these cards were very precious, in fact, they had engravings made by master craftsmen and were real little works of art.
The game was specifically favored by the highest noble classes, then quickly designated as an elite game and, as the name itself indicates, quickly spread to France, the name translated means “railway line”, due to the presence of the sabot and from the fact that the movement from one player to another reproduces the image of a locomotive in some way.
The history of Chemin de Fer tells that Charles VIII made it the official court game around 1400.
But it was only in 1700 that the game achieved popularity throughout the country.
Chemin de Fer is therefore a European game that expanded to the United States until reaching South America where players conquered by buying different denominations depending on the country and related changes in rules.
In England it was called Shemmy, Baccarat in the United States, Punto Banco in South America, to be precise in Cuba.
Since the 1930s, Chemin de Fer has become a popular game even in big American casinos, so to go back to our house Dino De Laurentis was a great player and so was Gianni Agnelli.
It was not enough because the Chemin de Fer from land-based casinos became a rather common game in online casinos, platforms where it is offered in different variants and with different small game modes, including tables with chat or in multiplayer mode.
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And the variations were born from what was a game invented in the Middle Ages and which was played with the taracchi and that since then has never lost glaze nor a large audience.