This article aims to illustrate the evolution of whist and gaming counters from the 18th century to the 20th.
Bezique is a two-player melding and trick-taking game. Dr. Pole introduced Bezique to England in 1861, but it wasn't popular until 1869.
While card rooms and private gaming clubs may have been around for hundreds of years, the earliest known European casino of the type gamblers know today is probably the Casino at Monte Carlo.
A collection of antique and vintage Cribbage Boards by Tony Hall, part 3
“Die Kutschfahrt zur Teufelsburg” or “Coach Ride to Devil’s Castle” by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, published by Adlung-Spiele in 2006.
Goodall & Son produced a huge variety of Patience Boxed Sets at different times and for different consumers.
Online casinos appeared shortly after the internet became a more mainstream tool for the public to use
‘Paulson’ playing cards produced by Gaming Partners International, manufactured in Mexico, for Hooters Casino Hotel, Las Vegas
Soon after their first appearance in Europe we hear of playing cards being banned by the authorities...
Boxed sets of cards, markers, scorers and rule booklets have been around for many decades. Some of the "shop perfect" items in my collection are well over 100 years old.