The World of Playing Cards Logo

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.

Browsing manufacturer:

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

8 Articles

Card games produced in Germany by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher.

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

Card games produced in Germany by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher.

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

The Game of Numbers

The Game of Numbers published by Globe Series, c.1900.

The Game of Numbers

Snap

Snap card game published in UK by Globe (Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher), late 19th century.

Snap

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers card game by Globe Series, c.1900.

Questions and Answers

Gerrymanders

Gerrymanders by Globe Series of Games, c.1900.

Gerrymanders

Happy Families

Happy Families published by Globe Series, c.1900.

Happy Families

Schwarzer Peter

Schwarzer Peter animal pairs card game produced in Germany, c.1920s.

Schwarzer Peter

Karoo

“Karoo”, later reissued as “Triplem”, by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher, c.1900.

Karoo

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher

Card games produced in Germany by Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher.

Oppenheimer und Sulzbacher