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Crown the Queen

Crown the Queen card game was invented by Elaine Burton MP.

Born in 1904, Elaine Frances Burton was notable in her early life as a pioneer sportswoman. A member of the National Fitness Council from 1928 to 1929, she later moved into politics, holding the seat of Coventry South as a Labour MP from 1950 to 1959. In 1962 she was created a life peer. Her interest in sport continued throughout her life; she was a member of the Sports Council from 1965 to 1971, as well as numerous other bodies. A founder member of the Social Democratic Party in 1981, she was also well known for her campaigning on behalf of the consumer, which included work on the Airline Users’ Committee. She died in 1991.

The game is fairly simple, with standard quality cards of playing card size printed and published by Waddington’s. See the Rules

Crown the Queen card game designed by Elaine Burton, c.1953
Crown the Queen card game designed by Elaine Burton, c.1953 Crown the Queen card game designed by Elaine Burton, c.1953

Above: Crown the Queen card game designed by Elaine Burton, printed by Waddington’s, c.1953. 54 cards + rules slip in box.

The pack is comprised of:
7 x Policeman cards
5 x Soldier cards
5 x Sailor cards
5 x Airman cards
5 x Royal Coach cards
5 x Page cards
4 x Archbishop cards
4 x Queen cards
14 'useless' cards (1 each of: Trumpeter, Royal Arms, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Union Jack, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Ceylon.)

Last Updated October 08, 2019 at 09:22am

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