Roman Empire playing cards are published by the Green Board Game Co Ltd. The pack contains 52 imaginative images pertaining to the Romans, designed to enhance learning, plus two jokers of a single design. See the Box►
There was an earlier edition of these cards, dated 2003 on the tuck box and probably printed by Carta Mundi. In the earlier edition, all of the designs are in black and white. In the later edition (shown above), some of the designs are the same (but in colour), while others are completely different. Many of the captions have been altered. The Joker is not quite the same and the back design is also different, as is the box. The earlier edition was actually called "The Illustrated Roman Empire playing cards" - RS.
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