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Published September 08, 2017 Updated January 03, 2023

Hindooly

Hindooly published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd with four newly designed suits, c.1904.

1904 United Kingdom Goodall Randolph Alexander Glen Card Games Suits Add to Collection

Hindooly was invented by Randolph Alexander Glen (1875-1934) and published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd in c.1904. The name may reflect the fact that there was a popular trend for all things Asian, particularly Chinese, from around 1885. The set comprises a special pack of sixty cards with four newly designed suits: knobs and shields in red, spikes and tiles in black. In each suit the cards run from 1 to 15 with the suit and value marked in the top left corner of each card. There are no court cards.

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The rules booklet cites several variations of the game, for different numbers of players, including Patience and Progressive Hindooly.

Hindooly published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd c.1904

Above: Hindooly card game invented by Randolph A. Glen and published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd in c.1904. 60 cards. Image courtesy Patricia Meyer.


Hindooly published by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd c.1904

Whilst Goodall published a huge range of gaming accessories they were not generally known as makers of card games. The firm produced a number of interesting and original games for adults and children including: Card Dominoes, Khanhoo, Kuhn Khan, Manx, Our Ship, Patience & Miniature

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