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Children’s Card Games (87)

February 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment


For some reason, there have been many children’s card games with a fish motif.  I wasn’t aware that children had any particular affinity for fish; I don’t remember having any strong feelings either for or against them when I was a kid.  Maybe graphic designers just like working with them.

At any rate, we initiate here a brief survey of fish games.  Our first example is a standard deck of cards, except that the cards are shaped like fish, and the aces and face cards are marine animals.  Curiously, only one is a fish: the seahorse, the king.  The jacks are crabs, the queens dolphins, and the aces octopi.

The deck is distributed by Amscan, and comes in a lovely fish-shaped box.  And here’s the back:


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

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  • 1 Doug // Mar 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Gail — I accidentally deleted your comment! My apologies; my mistake…

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