“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.
Lovely Victorian family card game with illustrations by the famous humorous artist, cartoonist and illustrator Richard Doyle (1824-1883)
“Squadron Scramble” card games for identifying military planes, Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, Wisconsin, 1942.
St George Game, 1858, depicting St George and other saints engaged in battle slaying the dragon to save souls from perdition
‘Stage’ card game © 1904 C. M. Clark Publishing Co. Boston, Mass. with portraits of popular actors and actresses
Stancraft “Split Deck”, 1979
Another late Victorian family card game by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1895 with beautifully illustrated period characters.
“Strange People” card game produced by the Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, 1895.
‘Sum-it’ Card Game published by Sum-It Card Games Ltd. c.1935.
The Tax Payers’ Alliance Political Trumps was first produced in 2007.
Tempest is a family card game designed by W. Heath Robinson and published by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1920s
The “Great Galumphus” card game from the 1920s shows various comic animals with their names printed alongside, designed by Miss Jessie Veal.
This Victorian card game contains imaginatively designed letters which spell the name of an animal, with one card representing the animal spelt
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.
“Three Bears Snap” was designed by A. E. Kennedy and published by C. W. Faulkner & Co., c.1930s
“Toby’s Family Playing Cards” published by G. Heath Robinson & J. Birch Ltd, London, 1920s.
‘Sports Tops and Tails’ No.290 manufactured by Ferd Piatnik & Sons, Vienna, c.1950s.
“Touring”, the Great Automobile Card Game, © 1926 Parker Brothers, Salem, Massachusetts.
A series of card games for children published by Tower Press during the 1950s which evoke the optimism and love of fun of that era.
Tower Press Donkey 5863
Travel Agent is a card game designed by Martin A. Foley and manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1960
“Tut=Tut; or a Run in a Motor Car” published by Woolley & Co Ltd, early 1900s
UNO Indonesian edition, licensed by Mattel for sale in Far Eastern countries, 2011
“Vacuation” published by Pepys games, based on the evacuation of children to Reception Areas in the countryside during WW2, c.1939-40
‘Veto’ is a Polish CCG game. Players compete for power and influence. The game is set in 17th century.
Vic Joc de Cartes, happy families quartet game, 1990
“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.
Waddy Productions Ltd was a member of the giant Amalgamated Press group and only published card games for a short period in the 1930s.
Walt Disney “Schwarzer Peter” game published by Vereinigte Altenburger und Stralsunder Spielkarten-Fabriken A.G.
Wartime edition of Snap game by an anonymous publisher
Published in 1933, this game celebrated the burgeoning passenger services by air around the world. Spears Weltflug Quartette was produced in German, Dutch and English versions.
Whot was invented by William Henry Storey in 1935. It comes from the days when friends and family played indoor games by the fireside.
Wilhelm Busch was a German caricaturist and humourist who lived from 1832-1908. There are many card games made in Germany using his characters
‘Wings’, the air mail game © 1928 by Parker Brothers Inc.
Woodland Old Maid, a Pepys Card Game illustrated by Racey Helps, first published c.1957
Woodland Snap is played with a pack of 44 cards illustrated with "Woodland" characters by Racey Helps the famous children's artist.
World Tour Quiz Game published by Tactic Group for Finnair involves recognising flags from different countries and their locations on the map.
Yowie Game Cards, a promotional item supplied by Cadbury Ltd and published by Kidcorp, c.1999.
“Zoom” Airplane card game published by Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, USA, ©1941.
Zum card game published by Milton Bradley Co., c.1905.