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Children’s Card Games (41)

January 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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“Lecardo” was published in London; no date, and no publisher listed except “Lecardo.”  The idea, as you can see, was to combine standard playing cards, dominoes, and a word building game all in one deck.  According to the rules pamphlet, however, the object was not simply to offer a versatile deck; but to invent a game that combined whist, dominoes, and a crossword puzzle.  The rules are complicated.  This may not have been a card game for children, really; it may have aimed for a more specialized niche in the card market.  At any rate, the designer did well, considering the amount of information that had to fit on each card. 

(Posted by Doug Skinner) 

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

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  • 1 mamie // Jan 11, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I want to play!

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