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Children’s Card Games (72)

September 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments


The “Charlie Chaplin Card Game” was published in 1972 by Edu-Cards.  And what could be more representative of the time than high contrast photos of a silent film star, set against bright geometric backgrounds?  A bit of Warhol influence in there, don’t you think?

Like many decks of Edu-Cards, the deck also had a little flip book on the backs of the cards.  Once you’d finished the game, you could put the cards back in order, and watch Charlie swing his cane.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mark Newgarden // Sep 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Hmmm …had this one too.

  • 2 Lisa // Sep 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Very nice! What was the game?

  • 3 Doug // Sep 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    There are four suits — hat, cane, collar and shoe — with eight cards in each. You play it like rummy.

  • 4 angela // Sep 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    This is a combo of three things I enjoy: Chaplin, pop art and flip books. Nice!

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