A Victorian card game telling a story of a victim being ensnared in a trap, being caught, and finally escaping.
The “Great Galumphus” card game from the 1920s shows various comic animals with their names printed alongside, designed by Miss Jessie Veal.
Snap, the Old Original Game, has captured the imaginations of children for over a century!
A collecting game published in two series: the first series featuring Western Europe and the second series Eastern/Southern Europe. The city cards are beautifully illustrated with coloured engravings, whilst the Key cards depict national flags.
Jaques Advertising Leaflet showing Lawn tennis, Table Billiards, Staunton Chess, Croquet, etc.
Jaques' The National Gallery Card Game, c.1895
Jaques' The Entente Cordiale Card Game, c.1905
Jaques’ Counties of England card game
John Jaques & Son (established in 1795) published a large range of popular parlour games, many of which have become classics.
Jaques' Illustrated Proverbs, c.1885. The complete proverb is printed along the top of each card in the set. Opportunity Makes the Thief shows that the problem of pickpockets was rife. The Victorian period was marked by great change, prosperity for some with poverty and misery for others.
In 1851 the games manufacturer John Jaques of London (founded in 1795) commissioned a set of drawings from John Tenniel, later Sir John, the chief cartoonist of Punch, for their new game of Happy Families.