Snapshots - a Missionary Card Game

Above: the back design and the box. The game also includes a 14 page rules leaflet

This interesting educational card game contains 12 sets of four cards each (total = 48 cards). The object is to collect as many complete sets as possible. The rules are like any quartet or happy families game. The illustrations depict people from different cultural contexts engaged in their traditional ways of life.

The explanatory notes which accompany the game inform us about different ways of living including religious faith. They also reason that the indigenous people should give up their own religious practices or ‘idol worship’, which cannot save them. Instead, missionaries are there to preach the gospel and convert them to Christianity. Published by the Church Missionary Society, London, c.1910.

See also: Church Missionary Society website

All images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated April 06, 2019 at 05:21pm


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