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Published June 21, 1998 Updated February 28, 2024

Games & Print Services

Games & Print Services Limited, of Canvey Island, now part of Cartamundi.

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Games & Print Services Limited, of Canvey Island, Essex, once leading producers of playing cards and card games in the UK, are now a part of Cartamundi. Before the take-over Games & Print Services offered their own court designs as well as different sized indexes or pips. These included traditional or Modern English court styles, Dutch courts or customised faces, with standard or jumbo index, two or four pips, silver or gold edges.

Modern English courts

Games and Print Services Modern English courts, c.1997

Above: early Games & Print Services cards showing 4 small bridge indexes and ‘modern’ English courts, c.1997  see more

Traditional English courts

Games and Print Services Traditional English courts

Above: redesigned traditional courts, special typeface for indexes. The jokers have been re-drawn and the Ace of Spades has a © symbol because of an attempted copyright infringement  see more


Games & Print Services deck for Barclaycard/Visa, c.1998 Billing Systems Games & Print Services deck for Rivington Corporate Print Limited, 1997
Axminster Carpets Latibær

Above: a selection of advertising packs with standard traditional English courts and jokers as well as non-standard designs.

Games & Print Services also produce card games, tarot cards, collector cards and other gaming accessories.

Russell Grant Astrology Club Tarot, 1999
Russell Grant Astrology Club Tarot, 1999
Russell Grant Astrology Club Tarot, 1999
Russell Grant Astrology Club Tarot, 1999

Above: The Fool, The Moon, The Wheel of Fortune and The World from Russell Grant's Astrology Club Tarot, published in 1999.

Nintendo Magazine Battle Cards
Monopoly cards

Above: some examples from the extensive range of game cards produced under licence by Games & Print Services. The Monopoly game has Newcastle on Tyne street names.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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