Mother Goose’s Party, or Merry Game of Old Maid, McLoughlin Bros., Inc., USA, 1887
‘The Motor Handicap’ card game published by Philpott & Co. Ltd, Surbiton, 1920s
Anonymous ‘Mr Chad’ card game, 1940s
Multum in Parvo published a range of indoor games during the period from 1884-1927
The “Mustering of the Mustard Club” was one of many promotional items produced by Colman's for the Mustard Club which was launched in 1926.
Naipe Español Infantil miniature children's playing cards with suit signs of ice creams, baseball bats, swords and suns, manufactured in Chile by Plasticos Pardo M.R.
Naipes HIJITUS playing cards were published during the mid-1980s as an insert in the children’s comic Anteojito.
Nap card games published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, London, c.1900
Jaques' The National Gallery Card Game, c.1895
“Nationalities”, the people of many nations, published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, c.1897
This beautiful quartet game from Holland illustrates the strange life cycle of the peanut.
Noah’s Ark Card Game, c.1905, which in its day helped to teach the Old Testament worldview
Enid Blyton’s Noddy Happy Families was published in 1955 by Sampson Low, 25 Gilbert Street, London W.1., manufactured in Great Britain.
‘Old Fashioned Snap’ created by Rex Pitts, 2016
‘Old Maid’ card game manufactured by Milton Bradley Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, c.1920s
Old Maid by Clifford Toys
Tower Press Old Maid No.5862
‘Oosehe’ animal card game published by Woolley & Co, c.1900.
“Our Pets Snap” designed by A. E. Kennedy for Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
Clifford Series “Pantomime Snap”
Parker Brothers, Salem, Mass., USA
The Pekka-game consists of family members of four, illustrating the stereotypes of Caucasian Finns with various occupations, each with their wife, daughter and son.
“Peter Pan” pictorial card game published by H. P. Gibson & Sons Ltd in c.1912 and manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd
from drawings by Charles A. Buchel (1872–1950)
Picture Proverbs was a Victorian card game illustrating popular proverbs which were seen as words of wisdom.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) wrote the Struwwelpeter stories in 1847 for his son Carl. The stories quickly became famous and were translated into many languages...
Plants vs. Zombies UNO card set Chinese edition, licensed by Mattel East Asia Limited, 2011
Some traditional Pope Joan boards comprise a circular tray, others are square, divided into sections labelled Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Intrigue and Matrimony. In the game, the Nine of Diamonds is “Pope Joan”.
Popeye Knockout No.6586 by Tower Press, c.1961
The game of Population was first published by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA (a division of United States Playing Card Co), in c.1896
Jaques' Quits card game, c.1880-85, with portraits of monarchs inside suit symbols in red, blue and yellow, designed to assist in the education of school children in British history.
“Reshuffle” by Reetta Hiltunen, Finland, is a playing card installation stemming from the traditional Finnish children's card game Pekka-game or Funny Families.
Rūfa is a game designed by Ernest Legh and manufactured by De la Rue. The object is to build a pagoda with specially-designed cards without causing the building to collapse.
“Rush Hour” by Universal Publications Ltd, London, c.1935
Salute! The Four Services promotion game by John Jaques & Son Ltd, London, c.1940
Art Deco style “Schwarzer Peter” card game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G., Stuttgart
“Schwarzer Peter Quartett” game published by VEB Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik with cartoons by Wilhelm Busch
Secret Agent by Pepys Games, the card game with the magic monocle, 1957.
“Sefite” card game, Woolley & Co,. Ltd, London, c.1905
C. W. Faulkner’s “Shakespearian Misfitz” designed by George Lambert and published around 1907/08 showing famous characters from Shakespeare
“Ship Sails” card game c.1885
“We’re Gonna Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line” wartime card game made by William Sessions Ltd, 1940s
Snap, the Old Original Game, has captured the imaginations of children for over a century!
Clifford Series Snap Cards, c.1950
Snapshots, a Missionary Card Game depicting people from different cultural contexts engaged in their traditional ways of life...
Decimal Snap created by Eric Wagstaff, published by Michael Stanfield Holdings, London 1968
The ‘Space Age Game of Old Maid’ published by Russell Manufacturing Company, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA, c.1965
The Space Puzzles Game published by Gametoy Development Co., Inc, Orlando, Fl, 1991
“Space-O” card game published by Pla-Mor Games manufactured by ARRCO Playing Card Co, USA, 1950s,
Spear’s “The Jolly Game of Old Maid” was introduced around 1900. The cards contain some interesting but harmless social stereotypes from the end of the Victorian era.