My Word “The last word in card games”, designed by Michael Kindred and Malcolm Smith, published in 1980 by Waddingtons.
My Word is a word-making game for one to six players consisting of 48 playing cards and 6 rules cards. Each card is printed on each side with a pair of letters or wild card symbols, together with a number beside each letter pair. The object of the game is to make four letter words by placing cards next to each other, and scoring by adding together the numbers of the letter-pairs so joined.
The game went through several editions of packaging including the introduction of a two-pack deluxe set with a score pad.
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The game was also produced in several European languages by Alga, ASS Altenburger Spielkarten, Carlit, Clipper, Dal Negro and Heraclio Fournier.
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
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