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Children's games are distinct from ordinary playing cards, with their most obvious difference being the lack of any court cards or suit marks.

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101 Dalmatas

101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,

101 Dalmatas 1995

4: Some Card Games

Yet another strand of the playing card world is that of card games, packs of cards usually designed to play just one game. The commonest are Happy Families and similar collecting games, and Snap, but the variety is as great as in ordinary playing cards.

4: Some Card Games

8-Bit Mafia and 8-Bit Werewolf

This pack created by Michael Scott has been inspired by retro 8-bit pixel games from the 80s and 90s.

8-Bit Mafia and 8-Bit Werewolf 2014

A Goofy Movie

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

A Goofy Movie 1996

A Royal Game

A Royal Game featuring Queen Victoria’s children and extended family, published by A. Collier, London, c.1896.

A Royal Game 1896

Abbatt Animal Families

Abbatt Toys Animal Families, c.1970.

Abbatt Animal Families

Adverto

Adverto card game published by Adverto Publishing Company of Stratford, London, c.1910.

Adverto 1910

Alibi

“Alibi” the thrilling card game by Haytor, Tor Productions, 1930s

Alibi

Alice

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

Alice 1952

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland card game based on original designs by Sir John Tenniel published by Thomas De la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1900

Alice in Wonderland 1900

Alice in Wonderland Snap

Alice in Wonderland “Snap” 1 penny game from 1920s or 30s, made in Germany, anonymous manufacturer.

Alice in Wonderland Snap 1925

Alphabetti Spaghetti

Alphabetti Spaghetti Happy Families game for Crosse & Blackwell c.1978.

Alphabetti Spaghetti 1978

Amos del Universo

“Amos del Universo” card game published by Litografía Goicochea Hnos, S.A., Lima, Peru, c.1980.

Amos del Universo

Andere Zeiten - Andere Kleider

‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.

Andere Zeiten - Andere Kleider 1954

Angry Birds UNO

Angry Birds UNO manufactured in China, 2003.

Angry Birds UNO 2003

Animal Grab

Animal Grab card game by Thomas De La Rue & Co., 110 Bunhill Row, London..

Animal Grab

Animal Misfitz

Animal Misfitz designed by George Lambert for Faulkner Games, c.1900.

Animal Misfitz

Animal Rummy

Animal Rummy by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.

Animal Rummy

Animal Rummy

Animal Rummy by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.

Animal Rummy 1960

Animal Snap

Animal Snap published by Pepys Games, c.1960.

Animal Snap

Animal Snap

The full set of this 'Snap' card game is believed to have 9 characters in sets of four, making a total of 36 cards.

Animal Snap

Animals Quartet printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru

Animals Quartet game printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru, early 1900s.

Animals Quartet printed for Cigarrillos El Figaro, Peru

Anno Domini

Anno Domini biblical card game depicting New Testament history, published by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.

Anno Domini 1875

Anno Mundi

Anno Mundi: an early Jaques game described as ‘scripture recreation for the young’ with events in the Bible, c.1875.

Anno Mundi

Anonymous Snap game

Anonymous “Snap” game from the late 19th century.

Anonymous Snap game

Ariel Productions Ltd

The founder of Ariel Productions, Philip Marx, was a prolific publisher of children’s books and comics towards the end of and just after the Second World War.

Ariel Productions Ltd 1954

Armchair Cricket

Armchair Cricket by ex-professional County Cricket player Don Arnold was first marketed by Norfolk House Enterprises in 1983.

Armchair Cricket 1983

Asperge Kwartet

Asperge Kwartet published by Knorr.

Asperge Kwartet

Asterix Abenteuer

Asterix Adventure quartet game by ASS, 1989.

Asterix Abenteuer 1989

Astronaut

Astronaut card game published by Pepys Series (Castell Bros) celebrating the arrival of space travel, 1960s

Astronaut

Ataque

“Ataque”, a card game simulating football manufactured in Buenos Aires by Vigor S.R.L., 1958.

Ataque 1958

Auction Game

The Auction Game by Multum in Parvo Co., Ltd, c.1900.

Auction Game

Authors

Authors quartet game published by Whitman Publishing Co., 1951.

Authors 1951

Aventuras de Sport-Billy

The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.

Aventuras de Sport-Billy 1981

Avilude or Game of Birds

Avilude or Game of Birds published by West & Lee, Worcester, Mass, c.1880.

Avilude or Game of Birds

Bandsman Snap

Bandsman Snap by Chiefton Products Ltd of Bristol, c.1950s.

Bandsman Snap

Baraja Infantil made in Cuba

cards from a 40-card children's "Questions and Answers" game. The Spanish suit signs have been changed to tambourines, yo-yos, swords and skittles. Printed lithographically in Cuba, c.1930.

Baraja Infantil made in Cuba

Bargains

“Bargains” was designed by George Lambert for C. W. Faulkner & Co in c.1900.

Bargains 1900

Bass & Bass Jeu des Familles

Bass & Bass ‘Jeu des Familles’ made by Franz-Josef Holler, Münich, 1989.

Bass & Bass Jeu des Familles

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy published by Gibsons Games, c.1985.

Beatrix Potter’s Rummy

Beaver!

The Game of Beaver designed by G E Studdy and published by John Waddington Ltd in 1927.

Beaver!

Bedeutende Erfindungen im Alltag

‘Significant Inventions in Everyday Life’ quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pössneck, 1979.

Bedeutende Erfindungen im Alltag 1979

Beesten Kwartet

Beesten Kwartet designed by Peter Vos. Published by Thomas Rap of Amsterdam, 1995.

Beesten Kwartet 1995

Belisha

Belisha, published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games) in 1937, was produced with a desire to make a helpful contribution to the national Safety First campaign.

Belisha

Bella y Bestia Cromy card game Argentina

Bella y Bestia Cromy card game Argentina

Bella y Bestia Cromy card game Argentina

Bible Game

“Fireside Bible Game” (No.1124) published by The Fireside Game Co., Cincinnati, USA, 1899.

Bible Game 1899

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!!

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

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! 1939

Biggles

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

Biggles

Biography Channel

The ‘Biography Channel Card Game’, 2002

Biography Channel

Birds, Beasts and Fishes

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

Birds, Beasts and Fishes

Black Peter

Two Black Peter games by Willy Mayrl published by Ferd Piatnik & Söhne, 1950s.

Black Peter