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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

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Inspector Gadget

The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.

Inspector Gadget

Paddington

Paddington card game published in UK by Whitman.

Paddington

Snow White 1st edition

Snow White card game 1st edition published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys), 1937.

Snow White 1st edition

Hercules

Hercules card game published by Herclio Fournier, 1997.

Hercules

A Goofy Movie

A Goofy Movie card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1996.

A Goofy Movie

Mickey and the Beanstalk

Mickey and the Beanstalk card game devised by Ern Shaw for Pepys Games, 1947.

Mickey and the Beanstalk

Storks Snap

Snap game based on characters from the film “Storks” c.2016.

Storks Snap

Dumbo

Dumbo card game published by Heraclio Fournier, 1992.

Dumbo

DRRR!!

DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita.

DRRR!!

Peter and the Pirates

Peter and the Pirates by Pepys Games, 1955.

Peter and the Pirates

Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf card game published by Pepys Games, 1947.

Peter and the Wolf

Alice

Alice card game published by Pepys in 1952, based on the Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”.

Alice

Jungle Book

Jungle Book by Pepys games, inspired by Walt Disney, 1967

Jungle Book

Wallace & Gromit

Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009.

Wallace & Gromit

Toy Story 3

Animated playing cards featuring full colour illustrations of the Toy Story 3 characters.

Toy Story 3

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon playing cards featuring SpongeBob and Patrick the star fish

SpongeBob SquarePants

Adventure Time

‘Adventure Time’ cult sci-fi playing cards published by Forbidden Planet.

Adventure Time

Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker card game by Pepys, 1975.

Woody Woodpecker

Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol Jumbo Playing Cards by Cardinal 2016.

Paw Patrol