Gambling and Vice in the Hours of Charles V: card-playing in the local tavern
Round the World Families published by the London Missionary Society, c.1945.
Anno Domini biblical card game depicting New Testament history, published by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
The story of “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan illustrated in a card game published by Castell Brothers Ltd (Pepys Games), 1938.
Snapshots, a Missionary Card Game depicting people from different cultural contexts engaged in their traditional ways of life...
Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.
The Russians were no strangers to propaganda cards. Clubs represent the Russian Orthodox church, Hearts Roman Catholicism, Spades Confucianism and Diamonds represent Judaism.
Geistliche Karten, Augsburg, 1718. Each card carries a text in Gothic typeface giving advice regarding what to do and think each day. Not quite oracle or divination cards, they are more like 'a motto for the day' collection. The method of using the cards is not known.
“Naipes Cristianos” catechetical playing cards with quotations from the four gospels, 2002.
Early engravers and print makers made devotional images for pilgrims and people who could not afford paintings or books. Many of these craftsmen turned their hand to manufacturing playing cards to earn extra income. Stock images from the repertoire of devotional imagery might also de adapted to serve as playing card symbols.
My creativity proved useful in the Primary School classroom and children's clubs I run at Brooke Baptist Church in Norfolk...