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Pooltella

Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, “the cards that simplify football pool forecasts ... by taking all that is tedious out of coupon filling”, from a range of popular party games produced in the mid-1930s. The game is mentioned in Hamley's toy catalogue of 1937. Price one shilling. The inventor did not claim that its use would bring you a fortune. See the Instructions

Pooltella by Waddingtons, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts Pooltella by Waddingtons, the cards that simplify football pool forecasts detail from Hamley's toy catalogue of 1937

Above: the party game of Pooltella by John Waddington Ltd, mid-1930s, contains 52 indication cards plus an index card and instructions booklet in a tuck box. The fundamental basis of Pooltella is that there are 27 different ways in which the three results 1, 2 and X can be combined. These are represented by the 26 lleters of the alphabet and the dypthong Æ. Instructions booklet courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated December 07, 2019 at 08:00pm
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