Elevenses is a card game in which respectable 1920s socialites strive to serve the finest morning teas!
‘England Expects’ card game published by Pepys Games in 1940.
The English Playing Card Society's 10th Anniversary Transformation Playing Cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich, 1993
Naipes Estelares playing cards manufactured by Luis A. Fourvel y Cia., Buenos Aires, early 1950s
Family Guy merchandise deck licensed and copyright by Fox 2010.
Famo, the historical card game, 1939.
Farmyard Cries card game, designed by Racey Helps and published by Pepys Games, 1952.
Circular Spanish-suited playing cards for FATE, 2007
Filmstar-Parade Quartet card game published by F X Schmid, Munich, c.1958
“Fipps der Affe“ (Fipps the Ape) quartet game with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch published by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1960
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Fortune Telling Cards - wondrous scientific divination poker cards
Fortune Telling Deck by Industrie Comptoir, Leipzig c.1818.
English Fortune Telling cards probably published c.1770.
These Fortune-Telling cards, first published as early as 1690, were possibly the first pack of cards ever made specifically for the purpose of fortune-telling.
“Four Point” playing cards, a labour of love designed and illustrated by Ben Vierck, 2014
Fred Basset card game published by Pepys in 1977 based on the cartoon strip by Alex Graham.
The beautiful artwork in Dondorf's “Fruits et Légumes” quartet game reminds us of the benefits of natural food.
“Funny Families” card game manufactured by Woolley & Co, 1890s.
Gallery of Playing Card Artists and Designers
Florencio de los Ángeles Molina Campos (1891-1959) produced the artwork for his series of Gaucho playing cards from 1944 to 1958.
Non-standard playing cards produced by Artex (Budapest) for the Gdynia-America Line, Poland, c.1958
Gibson originally took over the business of Blanchard in 1769. Gibson & Hunt operated briefly (1801-1803) and were followed successively by Hunt & Son (1804-1821), Hunt & Sons (1821-1840), Hall (& Son), Hall & Bancks and finally Bancks Brothers (1841-89).
“Gipsy” fortune-telling cards with original artwork by Hylton Cock, published by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd., c.1910.
Global Unrest uses a traditional playing card style mixed with a WWII military twist.
Globe Trotters follows the journey of a group of travellers who depart from Genoa by ocean liner and sail to the Orient for the ultimate travel experience.
A card game commemorating the first round the world flight by the Graf Zeppelin, published by J.W. Spear & Söhne, Nuremberg, in 1930
Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.
“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara
Hall & Son
Happy Families is probably one of the most popular card games ever invented, with educational benefits relating to sorting and matching of sets, as well as early literacy and elementary genealogy, flowers or bird identification, etc.
Hearts of London for British Heart Foundation 2009.
“Hello Kitty” playing cards published by Sanrio, manufactured in China, 2013
Waddington’s “Hello Kitty” themed deck produced in 2009
“Hiroshige” playing cards drawn by Hiroshige Ando (1797-1858) at 53 stopoffs on the journey from Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto
“Historic Ships” quartet game from Czechoslovakia illustrated by Jaromír Vraštil
Tower Press “Huckleberry Hound Booby” No 6648, c.1962.
“Humouristic Quartett” families game produced by Adolf Sala of Berlin
The Hungarian Seasons pattern. With the Hungarian deck you can play a lot of card games. Every village has its own game and rules with this card deck.
The Game of ‘In Castle Land’ (No.1113) published by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1896.
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal, a Mexican artist, but not published until 2002 by Bill Schroeder & M.R. Steele
A series of four decks designed by John Littleboy. The pip cards in each deck have been transformed from the standard positions into a sequence of images which tell a story.
Alan Kriegel has set out to rethink the signs and symbols used in traditional playing cards. Here's an insight into the creative process behind the pack with Alan.
Quartet games with scientific illustrations became popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. J. W. Spear and Sons Zoology quartet game is a lesson in natural history.
“Jacqueline Wilson” playing cards were illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Winning Moves UK Ltd in 2007
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.
Jean Picart le Doux playing cards, issued in 1957 to celebrate the company's 125th anniversary, featuring designs carried out in richly toned colourings typical of tapestries.
Peter Wood’s “Jest Jokers” comprising 54 different Joker designs made into a full pack of cards
Jetsetter playing cards, inspired by aviation, air travel and jet-setting.