An ‘interesting and instructive’ Victorian card game showing Queen Victoria’s extended family connections, 1896
Anno Mundi: an early Jaques game described as ‘scripture recreation for the young’ with events in the Old Testament boldly dated, c.1875.
“Candid Confessions” published by Jaques & Son, Ltd, c.1905
A Victorian card game telling a story of a victim being ensnared in a trap, being caught, and finally escaping.
“Characters from Charles Dickens” card game published by Jaques & Son, c.1880.
Jaques’ Counties of England card game
Jaques' Counties of England card game, 4th Series (Southern Counties), c.1910.
Jaques' The Entente Cordiale Card Game, c.1905
Hide & Seek with the Kings & Queens of England by John Jaques & Son, c.1875
John Jaques & Son (established in 1795) published a large range of popular parlour games, many of which have become classics.
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.
Jaques’ Illustrated Proverbs, c.1885. The complete proverb is printed along the top of each card in the set.
A collecting game published in two series: the first series featuring Western Europe and the second series Eastern/Southern Europe.
Jaques Advertising Leaflet showing Lawn tennis, Table Billiards, Staunton Chess, Croquet, etc.
Lend Me Five Shillings; or, Her Majesty's Privy Purse by John Jaques & Son, c.1875
Jaques' The London Post Card Game, c.1895
Jaques' The National Gallery Card Game, c.1895
“On Spec” is a round game based on selling stocks and shares, published by John Jaques & Son, c.1900.
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.
Salute! The Four Services promotion game by John Jaques & Son Ltd, London, c.1940
Skits, an instructive card game which sharpens the wits, c.1900.
Spear’s “Snap” card game from the 1920s.
Snap, the Old Original Game, has captured the imaginations of children for over a century!
The “Great Galumphus” card game from the 1920s shows various comic animals with their names printed alongside, designed by Miss Jessie Veal.
“The Streets of London” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880
“Weights and Measures” card game by John Jaques & Son, Ltd., c.1890, a reminder of some of our more archaic units of measurement.