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Playing cards first arrived in England during the 15th century, but none have survived from such an early date.

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Berkshire Printing Co.

Berkshire Printing Co.

The company was founded in 1908 as the printing division of the Brooke Bond Tea Company in Reading.

Better drug laws now

Better drug laws now

“Better drug laws now” campaign playing cards issued by Release, United Kingdom.

Bicycle Steampunk 2015

Bicycle Steampunk

Bicycle Steampunk playing cards with Gothic artwork by Anne Stokes, 2015.

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! 1939

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!!

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.

Biggles 1955


Biggles card game published by Pepys Games in 1955 based on the popular books by Capt W E Johns.

Biography Channel 2002

Biography Channel

The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002

Birds playing cards 2019

Birds playing cards

Birds playing cards illustrated by Ryuto Miyake, 2019.

Birds, Beasts and Fishes 1896

Birds, Beasts and Fishes

The game of “Birds, Beasts and Fishes” published by Multum in Parvo Ltd, from 1896

Blanchard, c.1770 1770

Blanchard, c.1770

The style of these cards is descended from the earlier seventeenth century cards of makers such as Hewson.

Blaze 1920


“Blaze” was introduced just before Johnson Bros changed their name to Chad Valley Ltd, c.1920.

Blue Brand Snap Up 1920

Blue Brand Snap Up

Blue Brand Snap Up published by Van den Berghs probably late 1920s.

Bluffing 1896


Bluffing published by C.W. Faulkner & Co, c.1896.

BMW Promo Top Trumps 2012

BMW Promo Top Trumps

BMW Promo Top Trumps produced as a promotion for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Board Games by Pepys

Board Games by Pepys

Pepys board games which may be interesting to see.

Bobs y’r Uncle 1935

Bobs y’r Uncle

“Bobs y'r Uncle” nursery rhyme card game designed by Frank H. Simpson for John Waddington Ltd. in 1935.

Boisse English pattern

Boisse English pattern

Boisse English pattern, c.1870 based on designs by De La Rue.

Botany Quartetts 1860

Botany Quartetts

Botany card game published by Houlston and Wright & Henry Greenwood, c.1860.

Boudoir 1906


“Boudoir” playing cards were introduced by Chas Goodall & Son in 1906 in a new, slimmer size.

Boutros Arabic Playing Cards 1980

Boutros Arabic Playing Cards

Arabic playing cards designed by Evy Maros & Mourad Boutros.

Boxing Greats 2019

Boxing Greats

Boxing Greats published by KickarseCards, a compilation of boxing icons in history.