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Children’s Card Games (151)

October 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments


This horror movie themed deck carries no date or publisher; a sticker identifies it, though, as distributed by “Oriental Trading Co.”  It’s a standard 52-card deck, but the suits are cartoony versions of Frankenstein, Dracula, a mummy, and a witch.  The unusual shape is dictated by the reverse, which shows a haunted house.  For good measure, the box is also molded into this shape.  What would Mary Shelley have thought of this?


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa // Oct 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    She would be demanding royalties, I think.

  • 2 Gail // Oct 29, 2011 at 8:34 am

    i like the house.. very cheery “Victoriana” Adams Family-esqe…..strange shape though for the other side of the card. Maybe a coffin shape would have been better and the box could have an extra spider web to surprise and thrill during it’s first opening.

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