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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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Faraway Tree

Faraway Tree was first published in 1950 based on the stories by Enid Blyton.

Faraway Tree

Find Out

Find Out mystery card game based on the Find Out books by Enid Blyton, published by Pepys, 1958.

Find Out

Secret Seven

Secret Seven card game illustrated by Bruno Kay and published by Pepys, 1955.

Secret Seven

Famous Five

The Famous Five Card Game by Enid Blyton.

Famous Five

Noddy Happy Families

Enid Blyton’s Noddy Happy Families was published in 1955 by Sampson Low, 25 Gilbert Street, London W.1., manufactured in Great Britain.

Noddy Happy Families